Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Sans Souci at Ursinus College, 2016
Friday, September 23 • 7:00 PM
Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, Collegeville, PA
FREE as a part of the Ursinus College Fringe Festival

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Frame from DRAWING BLANK

DRAWING BLANK, 2012, Canada, 5 min

Directed by stefan verna
Produced by David Finch
Choreography and dancing by Emily Jean Honegger
Music composed by David Drury
Cinematography by Bill Kerrigan
Edited by stefan verna
A dream-like story of impermanence told through dance and stop-motion painting.
Frame from Gaia

Gaia, 2014, Australia, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler
Choreography and dancing by Erin Fowler
Music composed by Chris Larkin
Filmmaker: Nick Graalman
Makeup & Costume by Olivia Freear
Mother Earth's struggle for survival on an increasingly degraded and urbanized planet.
Frame from Black Train is Coming

Black Train is Coming, 2011, USA, 3 min

Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography and dancing by eNinja & Joyntz Scott
Music composed by Rev. J.M Gates
Cinematography by James Tucker
Edited by John T. Williams
Blending an old time sermon with modern day Flex/Turf dance style, this film is based on the 1926 exhortation, "Death's Black Train is Coming," by the prolific black preacher, Rev. J.M. Gates, many of whose sermons were strong warnings of the hellish punishments that awaited sinners.
Frame from Ondek

ONDEK, 2013, Canada, 6 min

Directed by Louis-Martin Charest
Produced by Simon Lebrun & Pascal Pelletier
Choreography by Veronica Felisi & Giulia Tripoli
Dancing by Alex Francoeur, Jeffrey T. Wolfe, Michael Malagisi, Jonathan Loyer, Tina Desrochers
Music by Fun
Cinematography by Arnaud Dumas
Edited by Guillaume Marin
Dance party!
Frame from Lion Night and Day

Lion Night and Day, 2013, USA, 4 min

Directed by Kate Duhamel
Produced by Fountain 3 Films
Choreography and dancing by Garen Scribner & Benvindo
Music by Ben Joudvalkis
Cinematography by John Chater
Edited by Kate Duhamel
Strength and form dominate this improvisational male duet for camera.

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.

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.

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.