Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at Canyon Theater, 2015

Partially funded by
Boulder Arts Commission
Boulder County Arts Alliance

Canyon Theater, Monday, November 9

Frame from le passage du temps

le passage du temps, 2014, USA, 8 min

Directed by Jen Guy Metcalf
Produced by Elon University and Elon in LA
Choreography by Jen Guy Metcalf
Featuring TERRANOVA Dance Theatre
Dancing by Heather Leffler, Allister Dahlberg, Allynne Noelle, Alex Castillo, Gianna Jigarhan, Dan Collins
Music by Philip G. Anderson
Cinematography by J McMerty
Edited by Ben Stringfellow
Costumes by Karl Green
Danced by three couples of different ages, boy and girl meet on a beach and their love binds them as they dance together through life.
Frame from The Choice to Stay in this Place Together

The Choice to Stay in this Place Together, 2014, USA, 6 min

Directed by Tara Rynders & Jadd Tank
Produced by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders & Jadd Tank
Music by Saskatoon
Cinematography by Drummond West
Edited by Tara Rynders
Dancers discuss their shared future through movement.
Frame from Here Now with Sally Gross

Here Now with Sally Gross, 2014, USA, 57 min

Produced and Directed by Douglas Rosenberg
Choreography by Sally Gross
Dancing by Sally Gross and students
An original member of the famed Judson Church Group, Sally Gross has been making spare, elegant dances that often interact with live music and the visual arts for over 50 years. This documentary follows Ms. Gross as she works with a group of students to create a site-specific project within an exhibition by the acclaimed artist Leo Villareal. The film includes intimate interactions between Ms. Gross and her students as well as recollections of her life in dance. Through the quietude of Ms. Gross, whose work is both minimalist and humanist, the film offers us a glimpse at the value of teaching, mentoring and being present within the creative process.
Frame from Lay Me Low

Lay Me Low, 2015, Canada, 8 min

Directed by Marlene Millar
Produced by Sandy Silva
Choreography by Sandy Silva
Dancing by Andrew Bathory, Sonia Clarke, David Cronkite, Dominic Desrochers, Josée Gagnon, Josianne Laporte, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva, Bobby Thompson
Music composed by Traditional Shaker song
Music performed by Performers
Cinematography by Geoffroy Beauchemin & Peter Krieger
Edited by Marlene Millar
Sound design by Felix Boivert
This Shaker mourning march cuts to the heart, communicating a universal feeling of loss while evoking a sense of intimacy.

Canyon Theater, Monday, November 16

Frame from Tofino

Tofino, 2014, UK, 4 min

Directed by Brian Vass
Choreography and dancing by Jennifer Drotz Ruhn
Music composed by Stuart Docherty
Cinematography by Brian Vass
Edited by Jennifer Drotz Ruhn
With the mood enhanced by stop-motion cinema, 'Tofino' conveys delicacy and solitary intimacy.
Frame from approaching the puddle

approaching the puddle, 2014, Germany, 9 min

Directed by Sebastian Gimmel
Produced by Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Choreography by Sebastian Gimmel & Homai Toyoda
Dancing by Homai Toyoda
Music composed by Tobias Hartmann
Cinematography by Claire Jahn
Edited by Sebastian Gimmel
Playing in puddles, a young woman, dressed in rain gear with shiny yellow boots, drifts into a magical inner world.

Parables of War, 2014, USA, 32 min

Directed by Nina Gilden Seavey
Produced by Barbara Porter and Nina Gilden Seavey
Choreography by Liz Lerman
Featuring Liz Lerman, Inc.
Dancing by Keith Thompson, Tamara Pullman, Bill Pullman, Joshua Bliel, Marjani Forte-Saunders
Music composed by John Califra
Music performed by Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Cinematography by Gary Grieg and Doug Gritzmacher
Edited by Ian Rummer
Sound mix by Cheryl Ottenritter
Dance, documentary, and drama converge as choreographer and humanist Liz Lerman works with injured American veterans to explore the timeless question: Can civilization bind the wounds of war?
Frame from Pavilion

Pavilion, 2014, USA, 3 min

Directed by Adam Sekuler
Choreography and dancing by Shannon Stewart
Filmmaker: Adam Sekuler
An imagined spectacle, rodeo iconography, the feminine body, the equine body, dressage. Shot on Super-8.

A Short History of Madness, 2014, Canada, 27 min

Produced and Directed by Isabelle Hayeur
Choreography by Virginie Brunelle
Featuring Compagnie Virginie Brunelle
Dancing by Carol Prieur, Isabelle Arcand, Luc Bouchard-Boissonneault, Sophie Breton, Claudine Hébert, Carl Hennebert Faulkner, Hélène Langevin, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Lael Stellick
Music performed by Timber Timbre, Scout Niblett, The Ex, Peter Broderick
Cinematography by Jessica Lee Gagné
Edited by Isabelle Hayeur
Bringing together contemporary dance and architecture in a series of six pieces, "A Short History of Madness" evokes the history of treatment of mental illness.