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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. Rosely Conz, Bailey Anderson, and Michelle Bernier will be representing Sans Souci in a panel presentation 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.

Screening with Martha's Vineyard Now Playing!


We've made some new friends on a small island! With Martha's Vineyard Film Society, we'll be collaborating on limited seating in-person screenings at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center, a virtual screening, plus special exclusive access to a bonus Q&A discussion with the creatives behind the film "Double Up." This program features new films from this season plus favorites from the last few, featuring solos and ensemble work; ballet, tap, contemporary, and some dance forms yet to be named; dazzling, funny, uplifting, and tender films challenging norms -- this set has a little taste of all things Sans Souci.

Partnership with Chautauqua

As a part of the new series, Chautauqua@Home, we're collaborating on a very special screening of the feature-length documentary, "Tour de Force," which boasts performances by Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and Wonderbound. The film will be available for streaming November 6, plus we'll host a virtual Q&A with the film's director and the directors of each of these companies LIVE on Zoom on Nov 20.

17th Annual Festival Season

Our Seventeenth Annual Festival Season began with 4 free virtual screenings and two weeks of live online events for the Brazilian Edition, and then went on to 4 sold out nights at the Dairy Arts Center's Drive-In Cinema (Boulder, Colorado, USA). We continued with our virtual screening of Covid-19/Quarantine Challenge Selections -- films two minutes or less created during the pandemic -- followed by our annual Premiere Event in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder, featuring another virtual screening, plus four live online Artist Chats, to dig deeper into the films.

Our season continues into the fall, with a presentation at the National Dance Educators Conference, plus screenings with two brand new partners: The Colorado Chautauqua and Martha's Vineyard Film Society. Watch, learn, create, and engage!

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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