Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at Ursinus Fringe Festival
Virtual Dance Film Screening: Sept 30 - Oct 3
SSF is proud to be co-presenting our sixth annual dance film event with Ursinus College, free of admission as part of our Screening Partner Program, in collaboration with the Ursinus College Fringe Festival. The films have been carefully curated by Ursinus Dance Faculty and SSF Staff from our 16th season roster.

The virtual screening will be available throughout the Fringe Festival, and will be accompanied by a Q&A with director Amy O'Neal and dancer Michael O'Neal Jr.

Q & A: "How It Feels"
with director Amy O'Neal and performer/choreographer Michael O'Neal, Jr.
October 3 • 4pm EST
Join the Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 971 0043 0645
Passcode: WY54^w

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Frame from Sound and Sole

Sound and Sole, 2018, United States, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Cara Hagan
Choreography and dancing by Arthur Grimes
Music performed by Tray Wellington, Old Crow Medicine Show
Filmmaker: Robert Uehlin
Arthur Grimes was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, and is the only professionally working African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina. In this short documentary, Arthur recounts his dance journey from eager youth to professional master, gives us a glimpse into his performance experience, and demonstrates his deep love for Appalachian music, dance and history.
Frame from HENK

HENK, 2018, Netherlands, 7 min

Directed by Sergio Gridelli
Produced by plan d-
Choreography and dancing by Andreas Denk, Josephine van Rheenen
Featuring Plan d-, De Dansers
Music by Guy Corneille
Filmmaker: Sergio Gridelli
Henk leads an idiosyncratic and eccentric life. When a young woman unexpectedly enters into his world, he is forced to face the confrontation.
Frame from Cygnus

Cygnus, 2018, United States, 6 min

Directed by Cara Hagan, Robert Uehlin
Choreography and dancing by Cara Hagan
Music by Mike Wall
Filmmaker: Robert Uehlin
A short screendance filmed on location on Battle Lake, MN. Cygnus invites us to revel in the beauty of the sunrise over calm waters as the moon slips behind the horizon. A celebration of the earth, the body, and their kinship.

Mami Origami, 2018, Canada, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography by Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Dancing by Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Victoria Mackenzie
Music by Samuel Nadai Sung Productions
Cinematography by Kes Tagney
Edited by Marites Carino
Mami Origami speaks of transformation and the multi-layered, complex nature of being, and is inspired by the intricate Japanese art of Origami.
Frame from How it Feels

How it Feels, 2019, United States, 30 min

Directed by Amy O'Neal, Kyle Seago
Produced by Amy O'Neal
Choreography by Amy O'Neal and the dancers
Dancing by Alfredo "Free" Vergara, Fever One, Mozes Lateef Saleem, Michael O'Neal Jr, Brysen "Just Be" Angeles, Robert Eyerman, Jenay Anolin
Music by Waylon Dungan aka WD4D
Filmmaker: Kyle Seago
Opposing Forces Concept, Direction, and Co-Choreography by Amy O'Neal
Dramaturgy by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
This film follows the tour, evolution, and closing of of Amy O'Neal's eighth acclaimed evening length show, Opposing Forces, which explores fears of feminine qualities in our culture through the masculine dance form of Breaking with five world renowned Bboys from Seattle, WA.