In March 2020, SSF put out a challenge to dance filmmakers around the world: using recycled or new footage, create a dance film of 2 minutes or less. The idea was to get artists working on new projects while self-quarantining, and we asked them to submit something that was fresh work, edited recently, even if the footage used was older. The
screened in August, but we've got a whole new selection coming up in September, in a
available for free from Sept 25 - Oct 2. Follow us on Instagram
Once again we partner with our friends at the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance to bring you our 17th Annual Premiere Event
. Including many of the top-scoring films curated by SSF and CU-THDN's faculty and alumni, this ticketed online screening will be available for one week on CU Presents Digital
, with tickets at only $10, and $7 for students, available soon through CU Presents. Due to Covid-19 shutdowns, our 'premiere' will be online at the end of our season, representing the culmination of our 2020 events. We'll host four live online Artist Chats
this week as well, so mark your calendars!
New Films the Dairy Drive-In: Oct 4
Back by popular demand at the Dairy Arts Center's new outdoor Drive-In Cinema
! Join us as SSF returns to the Dairy for yet another exciting season, sure to entertain, intrigue, and challenge viewers. This one-hour program
consists of 12 films hailing from the U.S., Indonesia, Brazil, France, and Slovenia. We're calling this program "The World's Heart is Still Beating" because it's full of films the SSF team thought could bring insight and inspiration to viewers in these extraordinary times. While not kid-centric, the films are appropriate for viewers age 6 & up.
NDEO National Conference: October 23
We are so pleased to have been selected to present a session at the 22nd Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference
this October. Rosely Conz, Bailey Anderson, and Michelle Bernier will be representing Sans Souci in a Session titled “Empathy through the Screen: Implications for Creating, Curating, and Screening Dance Cinema.” Together, we’ll explore some current research into kinesthetic empathy as it relates to dance film, touch on its implications for curating a festival or screening, and enjoy an embodied watching of some SSF Archive films. Session is open to conference participants only; register at the link above.
In the News
We've been noticed! Kalene McCourt's lovely article in the Boulder Daily Camera
highlighted our screening at the Dairy Drive-In at the end of August, which was also a Camera Top Pick. We also had many press mentions in Brazil for our Brazilian Edition in August, including a few TV spots
. Like or follow our Facebook page
for new mentions as they come up.
Voting for Audience Choice Awards
Watched a show and ready to vote? Tell us your top 3 favorite films from each screening, and the winning films will receive an Audience Choice Award at the end of the season.
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