Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Kinetoscope • Sans Souci at the Roxy
The Roxy Theater, 718 South Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT, USAtickets
Missoula’s Community Cinema, a non-profit fun and funky art-house venue.
Co-sponsored by Bare Bait Dance.
Two programs on each of two evenings.

Saturday, Dec. 5 at 4:00 PM & Sunday, Dec. 6 at 6:00 PM

ferry, 2014, USA, 3 min

Directed by Jennifer Keller
Produced by Denise Wade
Choreography by Jennifer Keller
Dancing by Jenna Liberati
Music composed by Sept Ans Sur Mer
Music performed by Elita, Mary, and Ella Hoffpauir
Cinematography by Matthew Gonzales
Edited by Jennifer Keller
Sound recorded by Sigo Tseng
Boom operated by Jazmyne Koch
Remembering a happier past, a woman resists inevitable change at the remains of an old ferry docking station.
Frame from 63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W

63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W, 2014, Iceland, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music composed by Jack Laidlaw Music & Heike Salzer
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
At the coordinates 63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W is a mesmerising black stone beach in Iceland, where the noises of stones, rocks and waves create an atmosphere of quietness.

Down for the Count, 2015, USA, 5 min

Directed by Erika Randall Beahm and Daniel Beahm
Produced by Teahm Beahm
Choreography by Teena Marie Custer
Dancing by Teena Marie
Music by Andy Hasenpflug
Cinematography by Daniel Beahm
Edited by Jonas Bendsen
Costume Design by Markas Henry
Script by Erika Randall Beahm
In this 70s flavored Hip Hop Dance Theatre piece, b-girl Teena Marie, chameleoned as four distinct characters, fights a battle of wills and skills against herself.
Frame from Martiality, Not Fighting

Martiality, Not Fighting, 2012, China, 11 min

Produced by Siu-Fai Pun & Raymond Wong
Choreography by Cheng-Chieh Yu
Featuring Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Music by Christian Fredrickson
Filmmaker: Marianne M. Kim
Combining movement idioms of postmodern dance and the martial arts culture of "Ba Gua Zhang," a young Chinese dancer forsakes violence in recognition of vital exchange and kinetic empathy.
Frame from Disappear Here

Disappear Here, 2015, USA, 6 min

Directed by Caren McCaleb
Produced by Bitcho Maria, Kim Olson and Nathan Montgomery&
Choreography by Kim Olson & Nathan Montgomery
Featuring sweet edge & Syzygy Butoh
Dancing by Kim Olsen & Nathan Montgomery
Music by Stephen Anderson & Todd Gerber
Cinematography by Caren McCaleb & Ana Baer
Edited by Caren McCaleb
A lonely woman attempts to reunite with her dead lover, who may be beckoning as her own Grim Reaper.
Frame from Pavilion

Pavilion, 2014, USA, 3 min

Directed by Adam Sekuler
Choreography and dancing by Shannon Stewart
Filmmaker: Adam Sekuler
An imagined spectacle, rodeo iconography, the feminine body, the equine body, dressage. Shot on Super-8.
Frame from Ensō

Ensō, 2014, USA, 12 min

Produced and Directed by Faith Morrison and Robert Uehlin
Choreography by Faith Morrison
Dancing by Robin Ewing, Faith Morrison, Cecily Wechter, and Rosie Yerke
Music composed by Andris Balins, Marco Raaphorst, Noveller, and Kohfra T & Ghofra Z
Cinematography by Robert Uehlin
Edited by Faith Morrison and Robert Uehlin
Conveying a kinesthetic experience of sand, grasses, sea, and space, 'Ensō' was filmed in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Frame from Intrinsic Moral Evil

Intrinsic Moral Evil, 2013, The Netherlands, 11 min

Produced and Directed by Harm Weistra
Choreography by Fernando Domínguez Rincón
Dancing by Joan Ferré Gomez, Jorge Abraham Guillen Ortiz, Frago Peña Gonzalez
Music composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Music performed by Dmitriy Lukyanov
Cinematography by Jorrit Garretsen
Edited by Michiel Boesveldt
Sound design by Aline Bruijns
Re-recording mix by Bart Jilesen
Two men and a woman explore gender through movement.

Uath Lochans, 2015, UK, 6 min

Produced by Peter Royston
Choreography and dancing by Marc Brew
Music by David Lintern & James Weaver
Cinematography by Katrina McPherson
Edited by Simon Fildes
A visceral exploration of the texture of place and environment.

HOME ALONE, 2013, Israel, 2 min

Directed by Adi Halfin
Produced by Tamir Eting, Noam Eidelman, Adi Halfin
Featuring Batsheva Dance Company Ensemble
Dancing by Tamir Eting, Noam Eidelman, Rani Lebzelter, Shane Scopatz, Mario Bermudez Gil, Eduard Turull, Keren Lurie-Pardes, Shani Licht, Ayelet Nadav, Mariko Kakizaki, Oz Shoshan, Gil Shachar, Or Schraiber, Maya Tamir, Shaked Leibzirers, Ron Matalon, Ori Kroll
Music composed by Locust
Cinematography by Roman Linetsky
Edited by Shahar Amarilio
Combining choreography with improvisation, a company of young dancers creates an atmosphere of "parental absence" in an abandoned building.

Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6:00 PM & Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4:00 PM

Frame from Little Dreams

Little Dreams, 2015, Belgium, 6 min

Directed by Wilkie Branson
Choreography by Wilkie Branson
Dancing by Wilkie Branson, Mariana Camiloti, Joêl Daniel, Femi Oyewole, Shantala Pépe, & Letitia Simpson
Music composed by Benji Bower & Kathleen Milton Fitzpatrick
Filmmaker: Wilkie Branson
This dance animation about dreams, aspirations, and fears was made with over 4,000 hand cut characters over the period of a year.
Frame from Embrace

Embrace, 2014, Belgium, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Shantala Pèpe
Choreography and dancing by Shantala Pèpe & Wilkie Branson
Music composed by Rob Saunders
Cinematography by Louie Blystad Collins
Edited by Shantala Pèpe
Project assistance by Helen Williams
Sitting before a vast ocean, a woman and a man share a suspended moment of intimacy.
Frame from Descent

Descent, 2015, UK, 5 min

Directed by Drew Cox and Antoine Marc
Produced by Antoine Marc
Choreography by Antoine Marc
Featuring Antoine Marc Choreography
Dancing by Sade Alleyne, Antoine Marc, Renako McDonald, Roman Tio
Music by Hammock
Cinematography by Sandro Granda and Drew Cox
Edited by Drew Cox
Costume Design by Giulia Scrimieri
Assistant Production by Monica Bauer and Valentina Gordeeva
A man crawls to his death. Spilling out the essence of life, he envisions vivid memories to accompany his decline...
Frame from Your Own Man

Your Own Man, 2015, Ireland / USA, 6 min

Directed by Luke Murphy and David Fishel
Produced by Luke Murphy
Choreography and dancing by Luke Murphy
Featuring Attic Projects
Music by Na Fili
Filmmaker: David Fishel
A solitary figure retraces his steps towards, away from, and in search of home

dunes, 2015, USA, 8 min

Produced and Directed by ana baer
Choreography and dancing by kim olson
Featuring sweet edge
Music by jeff mohler
Filmmaker: ana baer
A female dancer, the Great Dunes of Colorado — an intimate dialogue.
Frame from Angsters

Angsters, 2014, USA, 7 min

Directed by Benjamin Epps
Produced by Heather Epps
Choreography by Amy Cain
Dancing by Amy Cain, Dawn Dippel, Matt Dippel, & Wesley Cordova
Music by Adam Crawley
Cinematography by Kobi Zaig
Edited by Benjamin Epps
Costume Design by Jane Thayer
Dancers have a grand time among the civic sculptures of Houston in this cleverly framed and edited piece.
Frame from Crushing Weight

Crushing Weight, 2014, Brazil, 4 min

Directed by Vinícius Cardoso
Produced by Guilherme Frota
Choreography and dancing by Irupé Sarmiento
Music by Thiago Pethit
Cinematography by Diogo Martins
Edited by Vinícius Cardoso
Contrasting strange and beautiful, a ballerina explores a decrepit hospital in São Paulo, now converted to an art gallery.
Frame from Tofino

Tofino, 2014, UK, 4 min

Directed by Brian Vass
Choreography and dancing by Jennifer Drotz Ruhn
Music composed by Stuart Docherty
Cinematography by Brian Vass
Edited by Jennifer Drotz Ruhn
With the mood enhanced by stop-motion cinema, 'Tofino' conveys delicacy and solitary intimacy.
Frame from Moving Yerevan

Moving Yerevan, 2014, Armenia, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Nare Aghababyan
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring National State Ensemble & independent artists
Music by Danny Odom
Filmmaker: Jevan Chowdhury
This short marries the people of Yerevan — the capital of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities — with the modern day metropolis. Created in public spaces in 3 days and 3 nights.
Frame from Lay Me Low

Lay Me Low, 2015, Canada, 8 min

Directed by Marlene Millar
Produced by Sandy Silva
Choreography by Sandy Silva
Dancing by Andrew Bathory, Sonia Clarke, David Cronkite, Dominic Desrochers, Josée Gagnon, Josianne Laporte, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva, Bobby Thompson
Music composed by Traditional Shaker song
Music performed by Performers
Cinematography by Geoffroy Beauchemin & Peter Krieger
Edited by Marlene Millar
Sound design by Felix Boivert
This Shaker mourning march cuts to the heart. communicating a universal feeling of loss while evoking a sense of intimacy.