Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at the Boe, 2017
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO, USA
Tickets available from Dairy Arts Center.

Darkness + Light, Sunday & Wednesday, October 15 & 18

Frame from Juliet, Juliet & Juliet

Juliet, Juliet & Juliet, 2017, Sweden, 9 min

Directed by Giovanni Bucchieri
Produced by Isabella Rodriguez
Choreography by Giovanni Bucchieri
Dancing by Ana Laguna, Stina Ekblad, Giovanni Bucchieri
Music by Stefan Levin
Cinematography by Kristoffer Jönsson
Edited by Viktor Skogqvist
Dancer Ana Laguna, actress Stina Ekblad, and choreographer/director Giovanni Bucchieri join forces in this expressive story about an unexpected meeting.

Send me a bigger butterfly, 2017, Germany, 6 min

Directed by Rain Kencana
Produced by Manon lemoine
Choreography and dancing by Louis Louease Becker,Christine Joy Alpuerto
Music by Ketan Bhatti
Cinematography by Kolja Brandt
Edited by Rain Kencana
A couple transforms an industrial powerplant into a dreamscape of nostalgic remembrance, mixing up layers of time and relation.

Kali, 2016, Netherlands, 12 min

Directed by Sabine Molenaar
Produced by Wim van Stam , DansBrabant / PLAN
Choreography and dancing by Sabine Molenaar
Featuring Sandman
Music by Julien Lepreux and Malik Djoudi
Cinematography by Fleur Boonman
Edited by Myriam Magassouba
In the fringe, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched.’
Frame from Marmo (marble)

Marmo (marble), 2016, United States, 7 min

Directed by Nancy Allison, Laura Boato
Produced by Nancy Allison
Choreography by Laura Boato
Featuring Nancy Allison Dance & Film
Dancing by Laura Boato, Michela Lorenzano
Music by Bottega Baltazar
Cinematography by Simone Verona and Luca Fortini
Edited by Laura Cappellesso
High up on a ledge of a marble quarry, a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it.
Frame from In The Space Between

In The Space Between, 2016, United States, 6 min

Directed by Herve Cohen (co-lab collaborator)
Produced by SF Dance Film Festival
Choreography by Deborah Slater
Featuring Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Dancing by Anna Greenberg, Private Freeman
Music composed by Darren Johnston
Music performed by Broken Shadows Ensemble
Filmmaker: Herve Cohen
The story of missed romance on the Muni.
Frame from Dead Draw

Dead Draw, 2016, United States, 2 min

Directed by Charli Brissey, Cou
Choreography and dancing by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
Featuring Maeko Productions
Music by Charli Brissey
Cinematography by John Dombroski
Edited by Charli Brissey
Two dandies flirt over a game of chess.
Frame from Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)

Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba), 2016, United States, 10 min

Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Produced by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Yoana Grass, Isnay 'DJ Jigüe' Rodriguez
Choreography by Jennyselt Galata
Featuring Osain del Monte
Dancing by Jennyselt Galata & Sailen Hechevarria
Music composed by Isnay Dj Jigüe Rodriguez
Music performed by Osain del Monte
Cinematography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Edited by FistUpTv / Puntilla Films
Jennyselt Galata, internationally renown dancer and teacher of Afro Cuban Folklore in Cuba, seeks her successor in preserving the legacy of Afro-Cuban dance among the youth dancers of Juanelo (Havana).
Frame from The knowledge between us

The knowledge between us, 2016, Australia, 1 min

Directed by Pippa Samaya, Tara Jade Samaya
Choreography by Pippa & Tara Jade Samaya
Dancing by Tara Jade Samaya & James Vu Anh Pham
Music composed by Pippa Samaya
Filmmaker: Pippa Samaya
A surrealist approach to cinematography, exploring humans' ever-present hunger for knowledge and the quest to know it all, in contrast with the state of wonderment we reach in surrendering to the infinite unknown.
Frame from re: to resolve

re: to resolve, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Olivia Dwyer
Choreography and dancing by Olivia Dwyer
Music composed by Compiled by Olivia Dwyer
Cinematography by Satchel Spencer
Edited by Olivia Dwyer
Exploring fear, doubt, and hesitation through visceral imagery, flashes of light, and a quickening of tempo, this film attempts to unveil the reality of artistry, life, and body memory.
Frame from ALL ABOUT YOU

ALL ABOUT YOU, 2017, Canada, 3 min

Produced and Directed by ALLISON BEDA
Featuring Tara Cheyenne Performance
Dancing by Kate Franklin, Josh Martin, Kim Stevenson, Bevin Poole-Leinweber
Music by The Royal Oui (Adrienne PIerce & Ari Rosenshine)
Cinematography by Allison Beda DOP/CAMERA & Luis Lam 2nd Camera
Edited by Allison Beda
In this strange and joyful music video to The Royal Oui’s song “All About You,” dancers wearing suits and running shoes perform a quirky and distinctive modern dance piece in and around Vancouver, rendering the pedestrian surreal.
Frame from Moving Dallas

Moving Dallas, 2016, United Kingdom, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Beau Ethridge
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring Bruce Wood Dance Company
Dancing by Kimi Nikaidoh, Bruce Wood Dance Project; Nycole Ray, Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Isaiah Adams, Disko Boogie, Olga Pavlova, Paula Ulery-Reynolds, Sarita Venkatraman, Alpana Jacob, Asaf Mor, Lone Star Circus, and more
Music composed by Kye Kye
Cinematography by Beau Ethridge
Edited by Jevan Chowdhury
Eighty dancers from the Lone Star star city juxtaposed with the glassy dream that is Dallas as it stands today.

TRIO FOR A QUARTET, 2017, United Kingdom, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Simon FILDES
Choreography by Vincent Hantam
Dancing by Laura Gilmore, Kasumi Momoda, Yifeng Zhu
Music composed by Debra Salem
Music performed by Karen Dietz Rachel Lightbody Irene Railley Debra Salem
Filmmaker: Simon Fildes
A joyful celebration of the work of international dancer, choreographer, and teacher Margaret Morris, which at the same time references and celebrates the work and outlook of Morris and her life partner the Scottish Colourist painter JD Ferguson.

Stopgap in Stop Motion, 2016, United Kingdom, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Stephen Featherstone
Choreography by Lucy Bennett
Featuring Stopgap Dance Company
Dancing by Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Nadenh Poan, Chris Pavia, Hannah Sampson, David Toole, David Willdridge, Tomos Young
Music by Dougie Evans
Filmmaker: Stephen Featherstone
Performers in disabled and non-disabled dance company "Stopgap" move in and out of photos and across tabletops until the whole company meet and perform in unison.

Color + Sound, Sunday & Wednesday, November 12 & 15

Frame from “Behind the Mask” Carlos Fittante

“Behind the Mask” Carlos Fittante, 2017, United States, 11 min

Produced and Directed by Bert Shapiro
Choreography by Carlos Fittante
Featuring Balam
Dancing by Carlos Fittante, Caitlin Klinger
Music composed by BAch
Music performed by Gotham Early Music Scene
Cinematography by Loic de Lame, Donald Russell
Edited by Loic de Lame
“I love masks and think they create a portal for the imagination. The mask is a fascinating paradox, as it both conceals and reveals. The audience is able to fill in the blanks when viewing a masked performer, but there is also an air of mystery. Who or what is before our eyes?” ~ Carlos Fittante
Frame from Solitude, Darkness, Light

Solitude, Darkness, Light, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Thomas Carr, Kayla Briët, Isabela Dos Santos
Produced by National YoungArts Foundation
Choreography and dancing by Isabela Dos Santos
Music by Kayla Briet
Cinematography by Kayla Briet and Thomas Carr
Edited by Kayla Briet
In a blend of abstraction and realism, "Solitude, Darkness, Light" explores the confluence of place, time, people and emotions. Contrasting worlds of the future and the past and the still and the moving take the viewer across time in search of a new perspective on the present, as experienced through the lenses of sounds, animation and imagery.
Frame from Surface Waves

Surface Waves, 2015, United States, 4 min

Directed by Reed O'Beirne
Choreography and dancing by Carolyn Pavlik
Music by Robin Guthrie
Filmmaker: Reed O'Beirne
In an internal exploration of duality, a wordless woman rises to confront herself through a dance of self-liberation. Featuring choreography and dance by Carolyn Pavlik, along with an original soundtrack by Robin Guthrie, the film evokes a mystical story-line of struggle and release.

In Memorium, France, 12 min

Choreography by Julie Magneville
Featuring Cie Julie Magneville
Dancing by Wilfried Bernard, Loic Faquet, Clement Gyselinck, Ahmed Slimani, Oliver Tida Tida, Guillaume Zimmerman
Music composed by Matthieu Daviaud, Amrand Amar
Music performed by Mathieu Daviaud
Filmmaker: Pierre Nogueras
Compassion rises only in tragedies, and everyone goes back to its daily routine without changing anything afterward. "In Memorium" is a tribute to all people who are killed during attacks all around the world, for economic profits, political reasons, for being who they are and revealing their singularity.
Frame from Variations on Breathing

Variations on Breathing, 2016, United States, 3 min

Directed by JeanCarlo Ramirez
Produced by YoungArts Foundation, JeanCarlo Ramirez, Pascal le Boeuf, Kate Vrijmoet
Choreography and dancing by Katy Short
Featuring YoungArts
Music by Pascal le Boeuf
Cinematography by JeanCarlo Ramirez
Edited by Connor Milligan
How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases? Borrowing from Vrijmoet’s “Non-Ordinary Reality” painting series and Le Boeuf's compositions for prepared piano, “Variations on Breathing” leads the viewer from the deep sleep of unknowing through a physical and moral struggle to free the self. Metaphors for transformation are explored through the lens of Ramirez's immersive maximalist cinematography, improvised movement, the shedding of aqueous skin, and the transition from full immersion in water to surfacing for air.
Frame from Dark Night Cold Ground

Dark Night Cold Ground, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Shaun Clarke
Choreography by Thang Dao
Dancing by Marcus J. Willis
Music composed by Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)
Music performed by Blind Willis Johnson
Cinematography by Daniel Jacobs
Edited by Shaun Clarke
A short dance film investigating the contradicting stereotypes of black men. Set to the music of Blind Willie Johnson.
Frame from Chinatown: Watermark

Chinatown: Watermark, 2010, United States, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Stephan Koplowitz
Choreography by Stephan Koplowitz
Dancing by Josh Merin-Hepfl, Nicole Berger with Storme Sundberg, Kevin Williamson, Sarah Young, Alexandria Yalj, Rachel Butler-Green, Marisa Jimenez
Cinematography by Ki Jin Kim
Edited by Ki jin Kim
This film revisits some of the iconic sites/locations found in Roman Polanski's Chinatown and re-imagines an alternate performance reality.

antanaclasis , Greece, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Evi Tzortzi
Choreography by Evi Tzortzi
Featuring Evi Tzortzi
Dancing by Evi Tzortzi
Music composed by Anastasis Grivas
Music performed by Anastasis Grivas
Cinematography by Nikos Nikolopoulos
Edited by Nikos Amanitus
At an unspecified time and place, a woman sleeps on top of a television. "Innocent" and unsuspecting at whatever age she is,T.V. for her is her bed, her sleeping pill and the substitute of life.The dream of her higher self passes trapped through the T.V. screen. Could it be a picture of the future? Or is it her soul trapped in a projection already defined by others for her and for almost everyone else,a so called "life"? And, finally, can she let herself be released?
Frame from Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage, 2017, Canada, 11 min

Directed by Marlene Millar
Produced by Sandy Silva
Choreography by Sandy Silva
Featuring Migration Dance Film Project/ sandysilvadance
Dancing by Andrew Bathory, Sonia Clarke, David Cronkite, Dominic Desrochers, Afia Douglas, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva, Bobby Thompson
Music composed by Sandy Silva, Timucin Gurer
Music performed by all performers
Cinematography by Geoffroy Beauchemin
Edited by Jules De Niverville
Nine dancers and singers travel across open farmlands, parched roads, and moonlit fields to find refuge in an abandoned place of worship. Through a complex series of Turkish usul patterns designed to ignite emotional states of journey and light, the group finds connection within their company and solace in the sheltered space.
Frame from JONAH

JONAH, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
Produced by Andrew Michael Ellis, Ernest Felton Baker
Choreography and dancing by Ernest Felton Baker
Music by Christopher Marianetti
Cinematography by Andrew Michael Ellis
Edited by Ben Stamper
Interviewee by Charlie Smith
Interviewer by Elmer Sparks
JONAH is a meditative documentary using dance to explore and personify a curious interview with a former African American slave. Interpreting a historical interview through a modern exploratory dance, the documentary asks questions about the inheritance of trauma, and our capacity to regenerate.