Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

SSF at the Dairy Drive-In
Summer 2021
Two Programs Over Four Evenings
Best of SSF Brazil - May 14 & 15
All the World's a Stage - June 18 & 19
In Partnership with Dairy Arts Center
Sans Souci is pleased to announce that we're coming back to the Dairy Drive-In for Spring and Summer 2021! These two programs are quite different from one another, so be sure to check out the lineup before grabbing tickets. All these films are making their in-person debut with SSF, as we've only screened them online before.

Best of Sans Souci Brazil features a selection of staff favorites from our last season's flagship event, Sans Souci: Brazilian Edition 2020. This 65 minute program features a dozen films that were both crowd pleasers and staff favorites.

All the World's a Stage is a collection of films featuring exquisite performances and stunning cinematography. It opens with three shorts, two of which won Audience Choice Awards in 2020. The anchor of the program is a feature length film that chronicles the making of a one-night-only performance by three local artists performing different ancient art forms and weaving into the fabric of Colorado community. "At a time when our socio-political climate was dense with anti-immigrant sentiments, and bogged down by the horrific tension of gun violence, we agreed that this story would be a beacon of hope and positivity."

Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15 - Best of SSF Brazil

Frame from Covert - (Encobertos)

Covert (Encobertos), 2019, Brazil, 6 min

Directed by Lilian Graca
Produced by Lilian Graça
Choreography by A coreografia é um trabalho conjunto entre a diretora e os dançarinos.
Dancing by Amanda Savitri, Bernardo Oliveira, Danilo Lima, Renan Bozzeli
Music composed by Marcelo Sena
Cinematography by Lilian Graça
Concepção coreógrafica by Lilian Graça
"Covert" elaborates the idea of a "space between" in an approach that deals with the surface plane to unveil and enter the deep field of the screen. The video thus has the objective of discussing the kinesthetic involvement of the viewer, in which its focus of engagement is triggered by the dynamics between the distances and the movement of moving away and closer to the camera and the dancers. In this way, “Covert” experiences the flow between surface and screen depth as a field of perceptual and body passages.
Frame from Dancing the limitation

Dancing the limitation (Dança em tempos de limitação), 2020, Brazil, 2 min

Directed by Ayumi Hanada
Choreography by Ayumi Hanada
Dancing by Ayumi Hanada, Giovanna Herrera, Isabela Bertô, Marcela Cibin Ugo, Melissa Baba e Renata Paulino.
Music by Gustavo de Angelis
Cinematography by Ayumi Hanada, Giovanna Herrera, Isabela Bertô, Marcela Cibin Ugo, Melissa Baba e Renata Paulino.
I involuntarily question myself about my limits and limitations. I provoke myself to feel them, respect them and often cross them.

ASTIGMA, 2019, Brazil, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Tainá Pompêo
Choreography by Tainá Pompêo
Featuring Flores de goya
Music by Tainá Pompêo
Cinematography by Tainá Pompêo
In a restless night's sleep, Anna-Belle faces unconscious questions, unable to distinguish between dream, reality and technology. Oscillating between different quantum dimensions, Love, Hate, Indifference and Consciousness personify, disputing the attention of the young girl. In this complex and tempting obsessive process, Mother Nature and her Guardian Angel help her search her consciousness in a choreographed magnetization.
Frame from (a)moldar

(a)moldar, 2020, Brazil, 2 min

Directed by Júlia Ferreira
Produced by Grupo Dançaberta
Choreography and dancing by Júlia Ferreira
Featuring Grupo Dançaberta
Music composed by Júlia Ferreira
Music performed by Soulful- L'Indécis
Cinematography by Júlia Ferreira
Desires and adaptations of a body that lives in the present time.
Frame from Migrante

Migrant Gaze (Olhar Migrante), 2020, USA and Brazil, 3 min

Directed by Ana Baer, Julia Ziviani
Produced by Bruno Harlyson
Dancing by Ayumi Hanada, Casemiro de Paula Barsalini, Cléo de Paula, Fernando Vitor, Flávia Pinheiro, Júlia Ferreira, Lais Taufic, Robson Lourenço, Victoria Travitzki
Music composed by Joaquin Lopez Chas
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Cia Eclipse Cultura e Arte Direction by Ricardo Cardoso (Kiko Brown) e Ana Cristina Ribeiro
Groupo Dançaberta Direction by Julia Ziviani
An intimate look at the Immigrant experience focusing on issues of identity, belongingness and displacement through the language of dance. Shot in Campinas, Brazil in collaboration with Dançaberta and Eclipse Cultura e Arte.

Jah Intervention (Intervenção Jah), 2019, Brazil, 15 min

Directed by Welket Bungué, Daniel Santos
Produced by Welket Bungué
Choreography and dancing by Welket Bungué
Music by Walter Reis, Rádio Escada
Cinematography by Daniel Santos
The intervention is a symbolic walk to exhaustion. The intervention proposes the preliminary warm-up that precedes a fight of titans in a boxing ring. The intervention consists of the movement of the performer sensing the sudden fall when affected by perforations by bullets of semi-automatic weapons. Black people in Brazil are still more than half of the population of the country. Between 2005 and 2015 the number of black people murdered increased by 18% and this also made us the majority of homicide victims, accounting for 71% of all registered bodies. - Brazilian Forum of Public Security (2017)
Frame from Din

Din (Ruído), 2020, Brazil, 2 min

Directed by Pedro Gus
Produced by Geórgia Macedo, Pedro Gus
Choreography and dancing by Geórgia Macedo
Music composed by Thiago Ramil
Music performed by Gutcha Ramil
Cinematography by Pedro Gus
Instigated by Covid-19 / Quarantine Challenge, Georgia and Pedro resume the material recorded in the month prior to the quarantine of citizens residing in Brazilian territory and wonder what movement resonated with the city's vibration. "Din" starts from this questioning seeking to bring the city traces that are left in our body. Understanding that the material is also composed of empty spaces, the choreography of body and video researches movement as a reflection of noises that fill and permeate the space. Thus, distorted and overlapping vibrations of the strings of the rabeca (Brazilian instrument) generate impulses that have not seen trajectory.
Frame from o s t r o s s a u r o

o s t r o s s a u r o, 2016, Brazil, 6 min

Directed by Felipe Teixeira
Produced by Núcleo Mirada
Choreography by Karime Nivoloni e Liana Martins
Featuring Núcleo Mirada
Dancing by Karime Nivoloni, Liana Martins, Mariana Molinos
Cinematography by Felipe Teixeira
Three bodies become one. This being goes slowly through space, taking on different forms. Dissolution of the skin, the edges. A being that reinvents itself and integrates itself with space and its textures.

Dolores, 2020, Brazil, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Loretta Pelosi
Choreography by Loretta Pelosi
Dancing by Loretta Pelosi
Music composed by Desasosiego
Music performed by Fátima Miranda
Cinematography by Moisés Costa
This piece is a study on being female, the pain and the beauty of being what you are. Nothing is certain. It is about putting yourself through a state of transformation.

Every Point in a Curve (Todos os Pontos da Curva), 2018, Brazil, 7 min

Directed by Francisco Miguez
Produced by Amanda Carvalho, Mauricio Battistuci
Choreography and dancing by Bibi Dória
Music by Sebastián Diaz
Cinematography by Mauricio Battistuci
Every Point in a Curve is an open space for impermanent movement. Impermanent in the sense of an aimless, haphazard wandering. A movement with no certain starting point and no certain arrival. This uncertainty becomes matter, through which dance and video editing converse. Escaping predictable inertia, a search for constant new beginnings.
Frame from Street

Street (Rua), 2019, Brazil, 3 min

Directed by Barbara Cunha, Mary Gatis
Choreography and dancing by Inae Silva
Music by DJ Dolores
Cinematography by Renato Stockler
Looked at the living room. She saw herself in prison. A beautiful hanging cell.Forty meters from the ground. The bright blue from the box. Strange voices in the air, dulling the senses, sucking all your air. The voice emanating from the box. Tell her what to do: Food, clothes, desire. Where to go, what to think. She goes to the street. She wants to dance. She dances naked. She's get in on and breaks everything. She the chaos master. There is no gas to stop Your Carnival.

All the World's a Stage

Frame from Bondiaries

Bondiaries, 2020, Germany, 3 min

Directed by Torben Loth
Choreography and dancing by Jill Bettendorff & Wilfried Ebongue
Featuring Jill Bettendorff & Wilfried Ebongue
Music composed by Luke Atencio
Cinematography by Torben Loth
Starting with dependence, a space where one is guided by the other regardless of one person’s needs. Moving through independence where we move on our own without needing the support of the other to finally arrive in a space of interdependence where we give ourselves the freedom to be ourselves & equally support each other.

Etch, 2019, United Kingdom, 7 min

Directed by Abby Warrilow, Lewis Gourlay
Produced by Victoria Watson
Choreography by Abby Warrilow
Dancing by Joanne Pirrie
Music composed by Callum Rankine
Cinematography by Andrew Begg
A girl hikes across remote moorland. On a hill in the distance stands a lone building, which she discovers is a long abandoned school hall. In the centre of the room, hinged on one foot, she extends her leg and rotates swiftly and with graceful power. Her feet trace, etch and carve in circular movements, creating marks in the layers of dirt.
Frame from Genna

Genna, 2019, Belgium, 3 min

Directed by Thomas Delord, Maja Zimmerlin
Choreography by Maja Zimmerlin
Featuring Odos Cie
Dancing by Aurore Allo, Lito Anastasopoulos, Kritonas Anastasopoulos, Iraklis Miragias, Olga Spiraki, Marina Georgakila, Nikos Garozis, Knut Vikström Precht, Maja Zimmerlin
Music composed by Dimos Vryzas
Cinematography by Thomas Delord
Flooding. Soft stone shedding. Hard water, merging veins. Inside or outside. Bodies, connected. The earth, the stone, the air, the sea. Cold scream of burning lungs. Creating. Path bodies, planting bodies, growing bodies. Connected. Inside or Outside.

Three Worlds, One Stage, 2019, United States, 58 min

Directed by Jessica McGaugh, Roma Sur
Produced by Jesica McGaugh, Roma Sur
Choreography and dancing by Swagata Banerjee, Fara Tolno, Maria Vazquez
Music composed by Swagata Banerjee, Fara Tolno, Maria Vazquez
Music performed by Fara Tolno
Cinematography by Jessica McGaugh
When the ancient Indian beats of Odissi combine with the rhythms of the West African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. "Three Worlds, One Stage" demonstrates the positive power of multiculturalism through the lens of dance and music. It is a story of immigration, determination and hope - an American narrative at its core.