Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
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Corner White and Robert Streets, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago

FREE Admission

Screenings:

KidVids • Saturday, October 22, 4:00 PM

Advance, 2010, USA, 3 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and dancing by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland
Featuring BodyVox
Music composed by William Goodrum
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose
One dance. Two minutes. Fifty locations.
Frame from strönd/beach

strönd/beach, 2010, Iceland / Denmark / UK, 1 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir and Søren Linding Urup
Music composed by Michael Greig
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Saga Sigurðardóttir and Søren Linding Urup
Tall grasses form the common mise-en-scène for dancers on separate beaches, one in Iceland and one in Denmark. The two dances are edited into a single piece.

Outside in, 2011, Sweden, 10 min

Directed by Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik
Produced by Annelie Gardell
Choreography and dancing by Tover Skeidsvoll
Music by Johannes Burström
Cinematography by Petrus Sjövik
Edited by Nils Moström
Introspectively filmed by an intrusive crew, Cecilia dances inside a forest inside a studio.
Frame from Passing Through

Passing Through, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography by Toby Hankin
Dancing by Kelsey Chilton, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Joy French, Cortney McGuire, Michael Richman and Stephanie Kobes
Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Edited by Hamel Bloom
Humans passing through each others' lives is portrayed with movement and overlay.
Frame from Vanishing Points

Vanishing Points, 2014, Canada, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography and dancing by EMMANUELLE & ELON
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Music composed by Vial
Cinematography by Donald Robitaille
Edited by Kara Blake & Marites Carino
Two strangers cross paths, collide, and share moments of intimate synchronicity in an otherwise anonymous world.
photo by Hanna Korhonen
photo by Hanna Korhonen

Animalz, 2006, UK, 3 min

Directed by Sergio Cruz
Produced by Ed Cooper
Choreography by JP Omari
Featuring B3 Brighton BBoys
Dancing by B3 Brighton BBoys
Music composed by Sergio Cruz, Filipe Galante, Christos Fanaras
Cinematography by Martin Gajewski
Sergio Cruz's film "Animalz" takes the urban B-Boy Skills of Brighton and Hove's B3 Boys into the city's surrounding natural landscapes. Co-choreographed by BBC Strictly Dance Fever's JP Omari, the sixteen 8-14 year-old dancers were encouraged to bring out the animal in themsleves. Shot on location in Brighton at Stanmer Park, Devil's Dyke and Telscombe Beach.
Frame from approaching the puddle

approaching the puddle, 2014, Germany, 9 min

Directed by Sebastian Gimmel
Produced by Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Choreography by Sebastian Gimmel & Homai Toyoda
Dancing by Homai Toyoda
Music composed by Tobias Hartmann
Cinematography by Claire Jahn
Edited by Sebastian Gimmel
Playing in puddles, a young woman, dressed in rain gear with shiny yellow boots, drifts into a magical inner world.
Frame from höfn/harbor

höfn/harbor, 2010, Iceland / UK, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music composed by Bjarni Guðmundsson
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Anything can be turned into a duet partner - even this yellow structure at Reykjavik's harbor.

Natural Selection, 2013, USA / Sweden, 6 min

Produced and Directed by David Fishel
Choreography and dancing by Carlye Eckert
Music composed by Carl Sondrol / Marvin Lin
Filmmaker: David Fishel
One woman's whimsical battle against rigid forms.

BigVids • Saturday, October 22, 6:30 PM

photo by Libby Pratt
photo by Libby Pratt

890 Broadway, 2012, USA, 4 min

Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Ching-I Chang & Jenny Tortorello
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Cinematography by Charles Caster-Dudzick
Edited by Marta Renzi
The duet of two women dressed to go out - but, who never do.

ME - Story of a Performance, 2013, Finland / Japan / Estonia, 7 min

Directed by Jopsu Ramu
Produced by Juha-Matti Nieminen (Directors Guild) & Timo Ramu (MUSUTA)
Choreography and dancing by Johanna Nuutinen
Music by Jukka Backlund
Cinematography by Mark Stubbs
Edited by Antony Bentley
Script by Jopsu Ramu, Timo Ramu
Styling by Minttu Vesala
An artfully rendered cinematic exploration of a dance performance.

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 Helena

Helena, 2015, USA, 4 min

Directed by Nadav Heyman, an emerging artist
Produced by Julia Planine-Troiani
Choreography and dancing by Nadav Heyman
Music by Marco Zannone
Cinematography by Erich Hamil
Edited by Nadav Heyman
Lighting Designer by Andrew Munie
Executive Producer by Philip Marquez
A stream-of-consciousness voiceover accompanies a contemporary male soloist on an empty stage.
Frame from Above the light

Above the light, 2016, UK, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Heike Salzer & Jack Laidlaw
Choreography and dancing by Jennifer Essex
Music by Jack Laidlaw
Cinematography by Andy Harrison
Edited by Heike Salzer
A movement exploration on a rooftop set to the backdrop of sunset and city lights.

The Time it Takes, 2013, UK, 11 min

Produced and Directed by Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes
Choreography and dancing by Rosalind Masson, Simon Ellis, Dai Jian
Music by David Lintern & James Weaver
Cinematography by Katrina McPherson
Edited by Simon Fildes
Dubbing mix by John Cobban
1st A.D. & digital workflow by Sabine Klaus
Screendance extraordinaire

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 OF THE HEART

OF THE HEART, 2007, USA, 6 min

Produced by Douglas Rosenberg
Choreography and dancing by David Dorfman and Lisa Race
Music composed by Arvo Part
"Of The Heart" is a tender and moving duet for the camera that slowly unfolds in a windblown field in late fall. The film speaks of longing and desire and is a richly metaphoric movement portrait. The performance by Dorfman and Race is heartfelt and honest, stripped to its emotional core.

KidVids • Sunday, October 23, 4:00 PM

Frame from Imitation and Splattery

Imitation and Splattery, 2016, USA, 6 min

Directed by Michelle Bernier
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Bernier
Music composed by J.S. Bach
Music performed by The Swingle Singers
Cinematography by Tyler Stocker
Edited by Michelle Bernier
Ceramicist by Ariana Kolins
P.A. by Sean Connolly
A dancer and a ceramicist enjoy one another's processes and products.
Frame from Globe Trot

Globe Trot, 2013, USA & 22 other countries, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Mitchell Rose
Choreography by Bebe Miller
Dancing by people found on the street
Music composed by William Goodrum
Cinematography by 50 filmmakers
Edited by Mitchell Rose
An international crowd-sourced dance-film project: 50 filmmakers on all 7 continents each shoot 2 seconds of a dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.
photo by Hanna Korhonen
photo by Hanna Korhonen

Animalz, 2006, UK, 3 min

Directed by Sergio Cruz
Produced by Ed Cooper
Choreography by JP Omari
Featuring B3 Brighton BBoys
Dancing by B3 Brighton BBoys
Music composed by Sergio Cruz, Filipe Galante, Christos Fanaras
Cinematography by Martin Gajewski
Sergio Cruz's film "Animalz" takes the urban B-Boy Skills of Brighton and Hove's B3 Boys into the city's surrounding natural landscapes. Co-choreographed by BBC Strictly Dance Fever's JP Omari, the sixteen 8-14 year-old dancers were encouraged to bring out the animal in themsleves. Shot on location in Brighton at Stanmer Park, Devil's Dyke and Telscombe Beach.
Frame from Hitch-Glitch-Snag

Hitch-Glitch-Snag, 2014, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Ana Baer and dancers
Featuring Merge
Dancing by Taylor Wasmer, Olivia Barto
Music composed by Richard Hall
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Two dancers, one wall - sharing, resisting, and exploring.
Frame from höfn/harbor

höfn/harbor, 2010, Iceland / UK, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music composed by Bjarni Guðmundsson
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Anything can be turned into a duet partner - even this yellow structure at Reykjavik's harbor.
Frame from Molat & Molat

Molat & Molat, 2015, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Kate Duhamel
Choreography and dancing by Pascal Molat
Featuring San Francisco Ballet
Music by Ben Joudvalkis
Cinematography by Jesse Dana
Edited by Clayton Worfolk, Kate Duhamel
Narrator by Matisse Molat
The story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age 5.
Frame from skógur/forest

skógur/forest, 2010, Iceland / Denmark / UK, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Søren Linding Urup
Music composed by Heike Salzer with special thanks to Gjöll and INRI
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Søren Linding Urup
Devised at a site north of Copenhagen, the choreography and filming is influenced by the associations the makers experience in relation to the place.
Frame from Vanishing Points

Vanishing Points, 2014, Canada, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography and dancing by EMMANUELLE & ELON
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Music composed by Vial
Cinematography by Donald Robitaille
Edited by Kara Blake & Marites Carino
Two strangers cross paths, collide, and share moments of intimate synchronicity in an otherwise anonymous world.

BigVids • Sunday, October 23, 6:30 PM

Frame from Elon + Emmanuelle

Elon + Emmanuelle, 2012, USA, 7 min

Directed by Natalie Galazka
Produced by Natalie Galazka & Melissa C. O'Brien
Choreography and dancing by Elon Höglund & Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Music by Garth Stevenson
Cinematography by Melissa C. O'Brien
Edited by Ross Baldisserotto
Charmed dancers observe their own duet in a magical street art fantasy.
photo by ana baer
photo by ana baer

Le Jardinier de la Gafferie, 2010, USA, 7 min

Directed by Nancy Spanier, Ana Baer
Produced by Performance Inventions
Choreography by Nancy Spanier - Paul Oertel
Dancing by Paul Oertel
Music by Anthony Salvo
Filmmaker: Ana Baer Carrillo
Music designed by Xavier Hirissou
"Le Jardinier de la Gafferie" takes a gentle look at a typical day in the life of an atypical gardener and asks the question: If one's passion is one's garden, what happens when the garden is no longer enough to whet one's passion? Filmed in the Dordogne region of southwestern France.
Frame from In There

In There, 2005, USA, 7 min

Directed by Michael Theodore / Michelle Ellsworth
Produced by Prarie Dog Mothers
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Music by Michael Theodore
This film definitively answers the question, "What is she doing in there?"
Frame from OF THE HEART

OF THE HEART, 2007, USA, 6 min

Produced by Douglas Rosenberg
Choreography and dancing by David Dorfman and Lisa Race
Music composed by Arvo Part
"Of The Heart" is a tender and moving duet for the camera that slowly unfolds in a windblown field in late fall. The film speaks of longing and desire and is a richly metaphoric movement portrait. The performance by Dorfman and Race is heartfelt and honest, stripped to its emotional core.
Frame from Please

Please, 2008, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Explosions in the Sky
Film by Heather Gray
This dance for camera piece is about two people having a conversation over and over again in multiple locations. The conversation also takes place live while the film is being shown.

Outside in, 2011, Sweden, 10 min

Directed by Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik
Produced by Annelie Gardell
Choreography and dancing by Tover Skeidsvoll
Music by Johannes Burström
Cinematography by Petrus Sjövik
Edited by Nils Moström
Introspectively filmed by an intrusive crew, Cecilia dances inside a forest inside a studio.

Less, 2016, USA, 10 min

Directed by Erika Randall Beahm and Daniel Beahm
Produced by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall Beahm
Choreography by Erika Randall
Dancing by Dancer: Samantha Lysaght, harpist: Emily Levin
Music composed by Liszt Rossignol, The Blue Waltz , sound design Jonas Bendsen
Music performed by arranged and performed for harp by Emily Levin
Filmmaker: Daniel Beahm
2nd camera by Laffrey Whitbrod
Costume by Markas Henry
Wearing a dress made of memories, a solo dancer explores notions of nostalgia, sensation, and grief as she moves through virtuosic phrases and theatrical vignettes. Photographs are clipped into and released from the skirt, the costume physically and metaphorically replicating notions of emotional scrapbooking and loss. Inspired by Randall’s aunt’s struggle with Bulbar ALS, “Less” borrows gestures from a body that is deteriorating at a rapid pace while the mind still grasps at an active, vibrant, and sensual history.