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Sans Souci: A Festival of Dance Cinema
2019 Premiere
Theatre and Dance Building, 1595 Pleasant St., University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is proud to collaborate with the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Premiere Weekend of our 16th Annual Festival Season.
Admission is FREE. Come early for a good seat, and to see the installations.

Screening program and installation information below.

Friday Evening Screening, September 20 at 7:30 PM

DYNAMITE, 2018, United States, 7 min

Directed by Leila Jarman
Choreography and dancing by Maceo Paisley
Music by Michael Sempert
Cinematography by Ariel Pomerantz
Edited by Leila Jarman
A short, poetic performance art/dance film that investigates gender and masculinity --more specifically the American black male experience-- through embodied inquiry to find spaces where identity exists between and in opposition to social constructs. This film guides us through narrative incorporating movement, spoken word, and chant, as it uncovers truths about race, gender, and success in an ever-changing social landscape.

PASSING BODIES, 2018, Brazil, 5 min

Directed by Osmar Zampieri
Produced by Corpo Rastreado
Choreography by Jorge Garcia, Osmar Zampieri, Willy Helm
Featuring GRUPO GRUA
Dancing by Alexandre Magno, André Graça, Fernando Martins, Henrique Lima, Jerônimo Bittencourt, Jorge Garcia, Roberto Alencar, Osmar Zampieri
Filmmaker: Osmar Zampieri
Drone Operation by Ricardo Yamamoto
Secondary Cameras by Mariana Sucupira, Aluã Pereira, Felipe Barrocas
A sensitive, anachronistic dialogue that builds up in the tension of bodies interacting with different spatialities. From the São Francisco River to the urban spaces of the city of São Paulo, men experience ties of affection in the search for a space-time marked by persistent conflict. Photo by: Leandro Moraes

Unspoken Spoken, 2018, United Kingdom, 18 min

Directed by Fin Walker, Ross McGibbon, Ben Park- Composer
Produced by Candoco Dance, The Space
Choreography by Fin Walker
Featuring Candoco
Dancing by Tomas Gulgec, Roberta Pitre, Jess Dowsewell, Dan Daw, Jemima Hoadley, Julie Cleves
Music composed by Ben Park
Music performed by Ben Park, Rebecca Jordan. Buffy Rowe, James Taylor, Geriel, Suzuki Destanika
Cinematography by Ross McGibbon
Edited by Josh Levinsky
Breaking down the rules that restrict us, those that lie within and those that lie without.
Frame from And So Say All of Us

And So Say All of Us, 2018, United States, 10 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Pomegranate Arts
Dancing by David Dorfman, Reggie Wilson, Trey McIntyre, Bebe Miller, Kate Weare, Sean Curran, Faye Driscoll, David Rousseve, Gideon Obarzanek, Jodi Melnick, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Rodrigo Pederneirasa, Eiko Otake, Koma Otake, Angelin Preljocaj, and more
Music by Robert Een
Edited by Mitchell Rose
52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Featured artists include Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, William Forsythe, and Lucinda Childs. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in honor of Joseph V. Melillo’s 35 years of service as its Executive Producer.
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.
Frame from 012345

012345, 2018, United States, 7 min

Directed by Andrew Beers, Kevin Zambrano
Choreography by Kevin Zambrano
Featuring Kevin Zambrano Dance
Dancing by Bríd Ihst, Catalina Jackson-Urueña, Mao
Music by T.J. Keanu
Cinematography by Andrew Beers
Edited by Andrew Beers, Kevin Zambrano
Birth and Death. Mothers and Children. Fame and Fear. 012345 is a non-linear dance film exploring the limits of relationships, identity, and our universe.

5 Portraits - On View Japan, 2019, Australia, 15 min

Directed by Sue Healey
Produced by Eri Karatsu
Choreography by Sue Healey
Featuring Sue Healey and Company
Dancing by Nobuyoshi Asai, Ema Yuasa, Naoko Shirikawa, Kenta Kojiri, Saori Hala
Music by Darrin Verhagen
Cinematography by Judd Overton, Kei Fushiki
Edited by Sue Healey
Five portraits of Japanese dance artists.
Frame from EVE

EVE, 2019, United States, 4 min

Directed by Jeff Consiglio
Produced by Jeff Consiglio, Alexandre Naufel
Choreography by Tania Holt - Aerial Coordinator
Dancing by J.B. Naufel
Music composed by Aaron Drake
Cinematography by Alexandre Naufel
Edited by Jeff Consiglio
Still Photo by madeinhollywoodusa
High wire artist Philippe Petit describes EVE in this way: "Fighting gravity and sharing with the winds the fabric of our dreams is as important in life as getting bread and water. EVE reminds us of that while inspiring us to grow wings and take off!"
photo by Shimmy Boyle
photo by Shimmy Boyle

REVEL IN YOUR BODY, 2018, United States, 5 min

Directed by Katherine Helen Fisher
Produced by Lisa Niedermeyer
Choreography by Alice Sheppard
Featuring Kinetic Light
Dancing by Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson
Music composed by Missy Mazzoli
Music performed by Roomful of Teeth
Cinematography by Shimmy Boyle
Edited by Katherine Helen Fisher
Still Photo by Shimmy Boyle
Jumps evolve into joyous flight and split-second connections are luxuriously lengthened in this short dance film featuring disabled dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson.

Saturday Evening Screening, September 21 at 7:30 PM

One Another, 2019, USA, 8 min

Directed by Kevin Frilet
Produced by Guillaume de Bary
Choreography by Julie Bour
Featuring CalArts School of Dance
Dancing by Maya Allen, Shiloh Beckett, Audrey Collette, Damontae Hack, Kehari Hutchinson, Catalina Jackson-Urueña, Nadia Muhammad, Emara Neymour-Jackson, Liessa Son, Jasmin Sugar, Im Vorapharuek, Kevin Zambrano and Robin Sanders
Music composed by Arthur Simonini
Music performed by Matteo Pastorino, Arnaud Biscay
Cinematography by Nicolas Petris
Edited by Maxime Pozzi Garcia
From the undergrounds of a city, a group of people emerge from the darkness, bodies mingling and intermingling to form one. Wandering the streets of this city where the sky seems clear but the air so dense, everyone wanders according to his own epic stories, with his fears and hopes, with his loves and bitterness, with his rage and his tedium. They are the story we tell.

4 ~, 2018, Canada, 14 min

Produced and Directed by Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Choreography by Farouche Collective
Featuring Farouche Collective
Dancing by Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi and Mahaila Patterson O'Brien
Music by Will Meadows
Cinematography by Robert Riendeau
Edited by Arlein Wharf Garcia
4 ~ is an exploration of a world initially marked by precision of movement and lack of emotion. Set in a minimalist world devoid of life, 4 ~ unfolds through contemporary dance, unsettling sounds, and surreal visuals.
Frame from Anasa

Anasa, 4 min

Directed by Maja Zimmerlin, Thomas Delord
Produced by Odos Productions
Choreography by Maja Zimmerlin
Featuring Odos Productions
Dancing by Antonio Terrones, Aurore Allo, Kritonas Anastasopoulos, Lito Anastasopoulou, Zoé Leduc
Music composed by Maja Zimmerlin & Thomas Delord
Music performed by Maja Zimmerlin
Filmmaker: Thomas Delord
The right to breath and to feel the fall. Earthquake. Inside or outside. A connection through matter and its dissolution. The earth, the stone, the sand, the sea. Bodies. Connected. Dry flowers pushing out from the sand. Dissolving. Filled bodies, unstoppable. Earth bodies, floating inside or outside. The right to exist, to simply be.
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.

The Shadow Drone Project , 2017, United Kingdom, 10 min

Directed by Charles Linehan
Choreography by Charles Linehan
Featuring Charles Linehan Co.
Dancing by Greig Cooke, Antonia Grove
Music composed by Jonathan Clark
Cinematography by Karolis Janulis
Edited by Charles Linehan
The Shadow Drone Project began by filming planned and unplanned events in civic and natural environments from an unmanned aerial vehicle. Shot in morning or late afternoon sunshine, the aerial viewpoint offers a unique cinematic perspective of dynamic patterning, where shadows of people and objects are sometimes revealed to be more present than their actual form. The film also deliberately identifies with the same viewpoint as surveillance techniques that cross legal and national borders, occupying the same downward gaze, but here set apart from its violent and military context.
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 by Mike Wall
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.

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 SISTERS

SISTERS, 2018, Netherlands, 15 min

Directed by Daphne Lucker
Choreography by Emma Evelein
Dancing by Tara Punt, Dephine van Garderen, Lotte Mulder
Music composed by César Lüttger
Cinematography by Casper van Oort
Edited by Tobias Cornelisen
Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other’s mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to endure their surroundings?

Friday Evening Installations

Frame from The Big Race

The Big Race, 2019, United States, 10 min

Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography by Ana da Costa
Featuring California Ballet
Dancing by Ana da Costa, Lester Gonzales, Kitten Marie Clayman
Music composed by Reed Robbins and Victor Marchese
Cinematography by John Horone and Carlo Silvio
Edited by John T. Williams
Set in a surreal world of giant TVs, talking flowers and dancing Ravens, two mannequins discuss the controversial race between Mr. Tortoise and Ms. Rabbit after allegations surface that the race was rigged by the Ravens.

The Lake, 2019, Slovenia, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Zeljko Bozic
Choreography and dancing by Zeljko Bozic
Music by Marko Brdnik
Filmmaker: Zeljko Bozic
In this immersive and hypnotic piece, Marko's music and Zeljko's dancing and kaleidoscopic editing result in this moving mandala.
Frame from Andes Suite: Four Portraits

Andes Suite: Four Portraits, 2019, United States, 18 min

Directed by David Capps
Choreography by David Capps
Featuring David Capps/Dances
Dancing by Kristina Dobosz, Aidan Feldman, George Hirsch, Victoria Lundell
Music composed by Claude Debussy: Preludes
Music performed by Roger Woodward
Cinematography by Walter Jalbert
Edited by David Capps, Walter Jalbert
A series of 4 meditations on movement and landscape.

Saturday Evening Installations

Frame from Secondary Surfaces (Re)(de)constructed

Secondary Surfaces (Re)(de)constructed, 2019, United States, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Roma Flowers, Nina Martin
Choreography by Nina Martin
Featuring Lower Left
Dancing by Nina Martin, Silva Laukkanen, Tanya Winters
Music by Paul Hunt
Filmmaker: Roma Flowers
Three women arduously traverse an expanse of white paper armed only with black charcoal and their bodies. Drawn from a set of corporeal kinetic investigations which combined the definitions of performance as “that which disappears” and art as “the residual document of its creation,” this film reconfigures those investigations in a screen dance by exploiting video mediation to further blur the boundaries between dance and visual art. It presents meditations on durational concepts of time and the human relationship to endurance, survival, ​and community.

BOOKANIMA: Dance, 2018, Republic of Korea, 8 min

Produced and Directed by Shon Kim
Choreography by Shon Kim
Featuring Shon Kim Studio
Music by Shon Kim
Filmmaker: Shon Kim
'Bookanima,' a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is Experimental Animation to give new cinematic life to books. Along the way, it experiments with locomotion based on Chronophotography Animation, paying homage to Edward Muybridge and Entienne Jules-Marey, as well as locomotion in dance: Ballet, Korean dance, Modern dance, Jazz dance, Aerial Silk, Tap dance, Aerobic dance, Disco, Breakin, and social dances."

Flower + Dance, 2019, United States, 5 min

Directed by Jayson Tang
Produced by Taraneh Golozar, Simran Mahal
Dancing by Kimberly M. Olive, Tilt Helmets, Hansuke Yamamoto, Tessa Barbour, Steffi Cheong, Swane Mesaoudl
Music by Dos acordes/Chiaperotti
Cinematography by Andy Hoffmen
Edited by Jayson Tang
Slow motion dancers in vivid colors combined with kaleidoscope editing to form a dazzling moving geometry.
Frame from Blue Breath

Blue Breath, 2017, Korea, Republic of, 5 min

Directed by Kim Modeun, Jo Yoon-su, Lee Sang-hyun
Produced by Lee Eun-ji
Choreography and dancing by Kim Modeun
Featuring Modeun Company
Music by Do Jae-meong
Cinematography by Jo yoon-su
Edited by Lee Sang-hyun
A small being (human) that is weak and unable to resist in the face of of nature. The boy wants to breathe in the blue sky of life.
Frame from Humana

Humana, 2018, Chile, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Paulina Rutman
Choreography by Paulina Rutman
Featuring Compañía Paulina Rutman
Dancing by Natalia García
Music by Jorge Aliaga
Cinematography by Daniel Rubi
Edited by Paulina Rutman
Imitating the body language of spiders, this film explores the idea of film editing as a primary tool for choreography. Juggling with the numbers 4 and 2, the result is 16 frames where the possibilities of choreographic composition are explored. Playing between reality and surrealism, bodies are alienated so that the line between spider and human becomes blurry: has the spider become human or the human an animated animal?