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Sans Souci at Coco Dance Festival, 2018
11 Cipriani Blvd, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is proud to be collaborating once again with the COCO Dance Festival and the Texas State San Marcos Department of Theater and Dance to bring SSF to Trinidad and Tobago. This event will feature the following films, plus a collection of Caribbean films, curated by COCO Dance Festival. This event is in collaboration with FilmCO, with generous sponsorship from Grundlos Kollektiv.

FREE admission.
Screenings:

Oct 21 • 3:30pm Doors Open, 4-5:30pm Screening

Frame from Chimera

Chimera, 2016, France, 2 min

Directed by Steven Briand
Produced by Vast Be Mess
Choreography by Cathy Ematchoua
Featuring Cathy Ematchoua
Dancing by Aliaska HILSUM, Leonore ZURFLUH, Hajiba FAHMY, Dalila Cortes.
Music by Phazz
Cinematography by Kaname Onoyama
Edited by Nadir Cassim
Inspired by Greek mythology, the Chimera features acrobatic dance performances and highly aesthetic kaleidoscopic movements.
Frame from Fall Off the Bone

Fall Off the Bone, 2012, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Patrizia Herminjard
Choreography and dancing by Adam Dickerson, Dolo McComb
Music by Adam Stone
Filmmaker: Patrizia Herminjard
Quirky and tense, this duet is filmed in the ashes of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.
Frame from A Touch of Red

A Touch of Red, 2013, UK, 11 min

Directed by Emile Shemilt
Choreography by Nicole Guarino
Featuring Scottish Dance Theatre
Dancing by Solène Weinachter, Joan Clevillé
Music composed by Genevieve Murphy
Cinematography by Steven Crichton
Edited by Emile Shemilt
Sound Recording and Mix by Aaron Ahrends
Production Management by Anna Rathband
A relationship is revealed through performative and cinematic patterns, rhythms and expressions.
Frame from SILENT PLACES

SILENT PLACES, 2013, Romania, 12 min

Directed by Simona Deaconescu
Produced by Anamaria Antoci
Choreography by Simona Deaconescu
Featuring TANGAJ DANCE
Dancing by Dragos Istvan Rosu, Razvan Stoian, Irina Stefan, Alexandra Balasoiu, Simona Deaconescu
Music composed by Tibor Cari
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu RSC
Edited by Codrin Iftodi
The camera bursts into the heart of the dance while the music copes with the cruelty and fever of everyday's warfare.
Frame from Women in Cities

Women in Cities, 2017, United States, 2 min

Choreography by Rosie Trump
Featuring Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance
Dancing by Christina Carter, Abrie Parrish, Shelby Wilburn
Music composed by Kosta T
Cinematography by Trisha French
Edited by Rosie Trump
Three women navigate internal and external pressures in this a short stop motion dance film which assembles over two thousand still images. Kinetic snapshots of twisting, hinging, and flinging are interrupted by micro-arrests generating a passive tension between the women. Referencing visual artist Robert Longo’s Men in Cities series, and manifesting the implied movement in its images.
Frame from Separate Sentences

Separate Sentences, 2016, United States, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Amie Dowling, Austin Forbord
Choreography by Amy Dowling
Music composed by Albert Mathias
Music performed by Albert Mathais
Cinematography by Heath Orchard
Edited by Austin Forbord
Incarceration is not a single or discrete event, but a dynamic process that unfolds over time and affects families for generations. This dance/theater film draws upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast comprised of Bay Area artists– some of whom are fathers or sons who have experienced incarceration.
Frame from TWINS "You must be related!"

TWINS "You must be related!", 2018, United States, 4 min

Directed by Varya Rootwood
Produced by Varya Rootwood, Yura Makarov
Choreography by India Gonzales, Ananda Gonzales
Featuring independant
Dancing by India Gonzales, Ananada Gonzales
Music by Patric Gregg
Filmmaker: Yura Makarov
Two dancers explore public perceptions of twins and their internal struggle of sisterhood.
Frame from Gatha

Gatha, 2018, China, 16 min

Produced and Directed by Chenglong Tang
Choreography by Chenglong Tang
Featuring N/A
Dancing by Zibo Geng, Shifei Chen
Music composed by Margot Reisinger, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Music performed by Existence, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Cinematography by A Luo, Chan Fu
Edited by Xiaoxiu Guo, Chan Fu
Gatha tells the story of two Tibetan brothers’ prostrating pilgrimage to Mount Kangrinboqe, or Mount Kailash, where the elder brother unfortunately dies on the road. With his late brother's last wish, and in spite of all the trials and tribulations, the younger brother finally arrives at the Holy Land, alone, grieved, but fulfilled. His journey continues, as a new cycle of life begins.
Frame from AMA

AMA, 2018, France, 7 min

Directed by Julie Gautier
Produced by Spark Seeker, Les Films Engloutis
Choreography by Ophélie Longuet
Dancing by Julie Gautier
Music composed by Ezio Bosso
Cinematography by Jacques Ballard
Edited by Jérôme Lozano
The rain falls like so many tears on a young woman dressed in a little black dress. We dive into her eyes as we dive into her soul drowned by sorrow. At the bottom of the water, the woman, lying on the floor, gently up and begins to dance.

Oct 22 • 5pm Doors Open • 5:30-7pm Screening • 7:30-10pm Master Class

Frame from Chimera

Chimera, 2016, France, 2 min

Directed by Steven Briand
Produced by Vast Be Mess
Choreography by Cathy Ematchoua
Featuring Cathy Ematchoua
Dancing by Aliaska HILSUM, Leonore ZURFLUH, Hajiba FAHMY, Dalila Cortes.
Music by Phazz
Cinematography by Kaname Onoyama
Edited by Nadir Cassim
Inspired by Greek mythology, the Chimera features acrobatic dance performances and highly aesthetic kaleidoscopic movements.
Frame from Fall Off the Bone

Fall Off the Bone, 2012, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Patrizia Herminjard
Choreography and dancing by Adam Dickerson, Dolo McComb
Music by Adam Stone
Filmmaker: Patrizia Herminjard
Quirky and tense, this duet is filmed in the ashes of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.
Frame from A Touch of Red

A Touch of Red, 2013, UK, 11 min

Directed by Emile Shemilt
Choreography by Nicole Guarino
Featuring Scottish Dance Theatre
Dancing by Solène Weinachter, Joan Clevillé
Music composed by Genevieve Murphy
Cinematography by Steven Crichton
Edited by Emile Shemilt
Sound Recording and Mix by Aaron Ahrends
Production Management by Anna Rathband
A relationship is revealed through performative and cinematic patterns, rhythms and expressions.
Frame from SILENT PLACES

SILENT PLACES, 2013, Romania, 12 min

Directed by Simona Deaconescu
Produced by Anamaria Antoci
Choreography by Simona Deaconescu
Featuring TANGAJ DANCE
Dancing by Dragos Istvan Rosu, Razvan Stoian, Irina Stefan, Alexandra Balasoiu, Simona Deaconescu
Music composed by Tibor Cari
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu RSC
Edited by Codrin Iftodi
The camera bursts into the heart of the dance while the music copes with the cruelty and fever of everyday's warfare.
Frame from Women in Cities

Women in Cities, 2017, United States, 2 min

Choreography by Rosie Trump
Featuring Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance
Dancing by Christina Carter, Abrie Parrish, Shelby Wilburn
Music composed by Kosta T
Cinematography by Trisha French
Edited by Rosie Trump
Three women navigate internal and external pressures in this a short stop motion dance film which assembles over two thousand still images. Kinetic snapshots of twisting, hinging, and flinging are interrupted by micro-arrests generating a passive tension between the women. Referencing visual artist Robert Longo’s Men in Cities series, and manifesting the implied movement in its images.
Frame from Separate Sentences

Separate Sentences, 2016, United States, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Amie Dowling, Austin Forbord
Choreography by Amy Dowling
Music composed by Albert Mathias
Music performed by Albert Mathais
Cinematography by Heath Orchard
Edited by Austin Forbord
Incarceration is not a single or discrete event, but a dynamic process that unfolds over time and affects families for generations. This dance/theater film draws upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast comprised of Bay Area artists– some of whom are fathers or sons who have experienced incarceration.
Frame from TWINS "You must be related!"

TWINS "You must be related!", 2018, United States, 4 min

Directed by Varya Rootwood
Produced by Varya Rootwood, Yura Makarov
Choreography by India Gonzales, Ananda Gonzales
Featuring independant
Dancing by India Gonzales, Ananada Gonzales
Music by Patric Gregg
Filmmaker: Yura Makarov
Two dancers explore public perceptions of twins and their internal struggle of sisterhood.
Frame from Gatha

Gatha, 2018, China, 16 min

Produced and Directed by Chenglong Tang
Choreography by Chenglong Tang
Featuring N/A
Dancing by Zibo Geng, Shifei Chen
Music composed by Margot Reisinger, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Music performed by Existence, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Cinematography by A Luo, Chan Fu
Edited by Xiaoxiu Guo, Chan Fu
Gatha tells the story of two Tibetan brothers’ prostrating pilgrimage to Mount Kangrinboqe, or Mount Kailash, where the elder brother unfortunately dies on the road. With his late brother's last wish, and in spite of all the trials and tribulations, the younger brother finally arrives at the Holy Land, alone, grieved, but fulfilled. His journey continues, as a new cycle of life begins.
Frame from AMA

AMA, 2018, France, 7 min

Directed by Julie Gautier
Produced by Spark Seeker, Les Films Engloutis
Choreography by Ophélie Longuet
Dancing by Julie Gautier
Music composed by Ezio Bosso
Cinematography by Jacques Ballard
Edited by Jérôme Lozano
The rain falls like so many tears on a young woman dressed in a little black dress. We dive into her eyes as we dive into her soul drowned by sorrow. At the bottom of the water, the woman, lying on the floor, gently up and begins to dance.

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