Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at Canyon Theater, 2014

Partially funded by
Boulder Arts Commission
Boulder County Arts Alliance

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photo by José Figueroa
photo by José Figueroa

Arbor, 2013, Denmark / Sweden, 6 min

Directed by Virpi Pahkinen
Produced by Emelie Bergbohm
Choreography and Dancing by Virpi Pahkinen
Featuring Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company
Music by Jonas Sjöblom
Cinematography by José Figueroa
Edited by Jonas Fogelström
A dancer passes through stages in the branches of a gigantic Thuja tree.

blanco y rojo, 2010, Mexico, 8 min

Directed by ana baer
Produced by contra danza
Choreography by cecilia appleton
Dancing by yseye appleton and graciela navarro
Music Composed by teatro d'amaro
Filmmaker: ana baer
Art Design by arturo marruenda
Light Desiign by francisco munoz
A couple, starkly clad in red and white, battle for supremacy.
photo by Ben Estabrook
photo by Ben Estabrook

since you went, 2013, USA, 4 min

Directed by Ryan T. Smith, Wendy Rein, and Lindsay Gauthier
Produced by RAWdance and Rapt Productions
Choreography and Dancing by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein
Featuring RAWdance
Music by Let's Whisper
Cinematography by Ben Estabrook
Edited by Lindsay Gauthier
Still Photography by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein
Metered by cups of coffee, the history of a relationship reveals nostalgia, love, and loss.
Frame from Steadfast

Steadfast, 2014, Czech Republic, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Regina Hofmanova
Choreography by Regina Hofmanova
Dancing by Jakub Sedlacek, Anna Kocianova
Music Composed by Erik Satie
Music Performed by France Clidat
Cinematography by Tim Spreng
Edited by Chiara Finello
art director/costume design by Renata Weidlichova
Dancers in duet never meet in this exploration of solitude and isolation using closely observed movement and atmospheric imagery.
Frame from Meeting Place

Meeting Place, 2014, USA, 4 min

Directed by Amanda Kapp
Choreography and Dancing by Jayne Lee and Leonard Wood
Music Composed by Doug Arnett
Cinematography by Amanda Kapp and Sterling Smith
Edited by Amanda Kapp
Time and place intersect as two dancers reunite in a sacred space.
photo by Joseph Mehling
photo by Joseph Mehling

Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty, 2012, USA, 38 min

Produced and Directed by Jeffrey Ruoff
Choreography by Pilobolus
Featuring Pilobolus
Dancing by Nile Russell, Matt Del Rosario, Jun Kuribayashi, Eriko Jimbo, Winston Brown, Annika Sheaff, Christopher Whitney
Music Composed by Jon Appleton, Paul Sullivan, Battles
Music Performed by Jon Appleton, Paul Sullivan, Battles, Kronos Quartet
Cinematography by Justin Schein
Edited by Anne Alvergue
In the 1960s, Pilobolus innovated a collaborative improvisational style that transformed modern dance. This film focuses on the lifecycle of the company, its evolution, transformation, and regeneration.