Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at Roehampton, 2018

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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.
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Separate Sentences, 2016, United States, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Amie Dowling, Austin Forbord
Choreography by Amie Dowling
Music composed by Albert Mathias
Music performed by Albert Mathais
Cinematography by Heath Orchard
Edited by Austin Forbord
Incarceration is not a single or discrete event, but a dynamic process that unfolds over time and affects families for generations. This dance/theater film draws upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast comprised of Bay Area artists– some of whom are fathers or sons who have experienced incarceration. See below for a special note from the directors.

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.
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Women in Cities, 2017, United States, 2 min

Choreography by Rosie Trump
Featuring Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance
Dancing by Christina Carter, Abrie Parrish, Shelby Wilburn
Music composed by Kosta T
Cinematography by Trisha French
Edited by Rosie Trump
Three women navigate internal and external pressures in this a short stop motion dance film which assembles over two thousand still images. Kinetic snapshots of twisting, hinging, and flinging are interrupted by micro-arrests generating a passive tension between the women. Referencing visual artist Robert Longo’s Men in Cities series, and manifesting the implied movement in its images.
Frame from Chimera

Chimera, 2016, France, 2 min

Directed by Steven Briand
Produced by Vast Be Mess
Choreography by Cathy Ematchoua
Featuring Cathy Ematchoua
Dancing by Aliaska HILSUM, Leonore ZURFLUH, Hajiba FAHMY, Dalila Cortes.
Music by Phazz
Cinematography by Kaname Onoyama
Edited by Nadir Cassim
Inspired by Greek mythology, the Chimera features acrobatic dance performances and highly aesthetic kaleidoscopic movements.
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 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.
Frame from Dear Good Son

Dear Good Son, 2017, Israel, 4 min

Directed by Or Meir Schraiebr, Omri Drumlevich
Produced by Achsheli Productions
Choreography by Or Schraiber & Mario Bermudez-Gil
Featuring Dancers from the Bat-Sheva Dance Company
Dancing by Or Schraiber, Mario Bermudez-Gil
Music composed by Danny Sanderson, Yonatan Daskal & Nimrod Bar.
Music performed by 'Kaveret', Yonatan Daskal and Nimrod Bar
Cinematography by Omri Drumlevich
Edited by Achsheli Productions
In a small house in an unknown forest sleeps a lonely lady, shut up in her room....
Frame from Martiality, Not Fighting

Martiality, Not Fighting, 2012, China, 11 min

Produced by Siu-Fai Pun & Raymond Wong
Choreography by Cheng-Chieh Yu
Featuring Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Music by Christian Fredrickson
Filmmaker: Marianne M. Kim
Combining movement idioms of postmodern dance and the martial arts culture of "Ba Gua Zhang," a young Chinese dancer forsakes violence in recognition of vital exchange and kinetic empathy.