Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Kinetoscope at the Roxy, Dec. 5 & 6, 2014
718 South Higgins Ave, Missoula MT 59801, USA
Co-sponsored by Bare Bait Dance.
Two different programs each evening:

Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 PM & Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9:00 PM

Adelaars, 2013, Slovakia, 9 min

Directed by Andrea Sudorova
Produced by Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava
Choreography by Jan Sevcik
Featuring Slovak State Dance Company /SLUK/
Dancing by Sara Danielova, Maja Miklovicova, Adriana Pinkova
Music composed by Dead Can Dance, Orkest ID
Cinematography by Andrea Sudorova
Edited by Lucia Kopackova
Choreography inspired by a Mongolian ritual dance - symbolizing birth and flight of the eagle - paying tribute to women, especially as mothers.

SILENT PLACES, 2013, Romania, 12 min

Directed by Simona Deaconescu
Produced by Anamaria Antoci
Choreography by Simona Deaconescu
Dancing by Dragos Istvan Rosu, Razvan Stoian, Irina Stefan, Alexandra Balasoiu, Simona Deaconescu
Music composed by Tibor Cari
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu RSC
Edited by Codrin Iftodi
The camera bursts into the heart of the dance while the music copes with the cruelty and fever of everyday's warfare.
Frame from Tx

Tx, 2014, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Cinematography by Tara Rynders & Sean Hudson
Edited by Tara Rynders
An exploration of self by auteur Tara Rynders.
Frame from More

More, 2013, USA, 6 min

Directed by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall Beahm
Produced by Teahm Beahm
Choreography and dancing by Erika Randall
Music composed by Jonas Bendsen
Cinematography by Daniel Beahm
Edited by Jonas Bendsen
Costume by Markas Henry
Pressures of "producing" take on new meaning after pumping milk between power meetings in airplane bathrooms and gas station stalls.
Frame from Gaia

Gaia, 2014, Australia, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler
Choreography and dancing by Erin Fowler
Music composed by Chris Larkin
Filmmaker: Nick Graalman
Makeup & Costume by Olivia Freear
Mother Earth's struggle for survival on an increasingly degraded and urbanized planet.

Natural Selection, 2013, USA / Sweden, 6 min

Produced and Directed by David Fishel
Choreography and dancing by Carlye Eckert
Music composed by Carl Sondrol / Marvin Lin
Filmmaker: David Fishel
One woman's whimsical battle against rigid forms.
Frame from Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game, 2014, USA / Canada, 8 min

Directed by Jeff & Rick Kuperman
Produced by Kuperman Brothers
Choreography by Jeff & Rick Kuperman
Dancing by Zach Burke, Jeff Kuperman, Rick Kuperman, and Michel Issa Rubio
Music composed by Arlen Hart & Ronald Bacardi
Cinematography by Joshua Fraiman
Trust among four factory workers dissolves under unremitting surveillance by management.
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 Lion Night and Day

Lion Night and Day, 2013, USA, 4 min

Directed by Kate Duhamel
Produced by Fountain 3 Films
Choreography and dancing by Garen Scribner & Benvindo
Music by Ben Joudvalkis
Cinematography by John Chater
Edited by Kate Duhamel
Strength and form dominate this improvisational male duet for camera.

Friday, Dec. 5 at 9:00 PM & Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Frame from Globe Trot

Globe Trot, 2013, USA & 22 other countries, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Mitchell Rose
Choreography by Bebe Miller
Dancing by people found on the street
Music composed by William Goodrum
Cinematography by 50 filmmakers
Edited by Mitchell Rose
An international crowd-sourced dance-film project: 50 filmmakers on all 7 continents each shoot 2 seconds of a dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.
Frame from Hitch-Glitch-Snag

Hitch-Glitch-Snag, 2014, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Ana Baer and dancers
Featuring Merge
Dancing by Taylor Wasmer, Olivia Barto
Music composed by Richard Hall
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Two dancers, one wall - sharing, resisting, and exploring.
Frame from Boite Noire (Black Box)

Boite Noire (Black Box), 2014, Canada, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Mario Calvé & Anne-Marie Turcotte
Choreography by Estelle Clareton
Dancing by Roxane Duchesne-Roy & Georges-Nicholas Tremblay
Cinematography by Mario Calvé
Edited by Mario Calvé & Anne-Marie Turcotte
Sound by Louis Desparois
An expressionistic vision in which familiarity falters, senses capsize, laws of gravity are held in contempt, and spatial boundaries defied.
Frame from Sketches of Soulsville: Royal Studios

Sketches of Soulsville: Royal Studios, 2013, USA, 6 min

Directed by Ondine Geary & Sarah Ledbetter
Produced by Sarah Bolton
Choreography by Ondine Geary & Sarah Ledbetter
Dancing by Ebone Amos, Tamara Prince-Parish, Sarah Ledbetter, Ondine Geary, Shamar Rooks
Music by Jonathan Kirkscey
Cinematography by Eric Swartz
Edited by Juan Rojo
Dancers discover the essence of soul and energy that lingers in the walls of Royal Studios, one of the endangered sites in the South Memphis neighborhood of Soulsville and home to some of the area's greatest musicians.
Frame from Bookin'

Bookin', 2013, USA, 17 min

Produced and Directed by John Kirkscey
Choreography and dancing by LaShonte Anderson, Dylan G-Bowley, Rafael Ferreras, Jonathan Gaston
Music by Jonathan Kirkscey
Cinematography by Billie Worley
Edited by John Kirkscey
Jookers and ballet dancers fuse styles to a mix of hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint.
Frame from Lady-boy

Lady-boy, 2004, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Carolyn Pavlik
Choreography and dancing by Carolyn Pavlik
Music composed by La java des bombes atomiques
Music performed by Etron Fou Leloublan
Cinematography by Heather Mitchell and Lisa Voorhies
Edited by Jeff Curtis
This elegant exploration of gender and transformation chronicles a search for identity as it moves through time and space, truth and travesty, past and present.
Frame from Vanishing Points

Vanishing Points, 2014, Canada, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography and dancing by EMMANUELLE & ELON
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Music composed by Vial
Cinematography by Donald Robitaille
Edited by Kara Blake & Marites Carino
Two strangers cross paths, collide, and share moments of intimate synchronicity in an otherwise anonymous world.

ME - Story of a Performance, 2013, Finland / Japan / Estonia, 7 min

Directed by Jopsu Ramu
Produced by Juha-Matti Nieminen (Directors Guild) & Timo Ramu (MUSUTA)
Choreography and dancing by Johanna Nuutinen
Music by Jukka Backlund
Cinematography by Mark Stubbs
Edited by Antony Bentley
Script by Jopsu Ramu, Timo Ramu
Styling by Minttu Vesala
An artfully rendered cinematic exploration of a dance performance.
Frame from Cocoon

Cocoon, 2013, Finland, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Petri Ruikka
Choreography by Anni Alitalo, Heidi Karjalainen, Petri Ruikka
Dancing by Anni Alitalo, Heidi Karjalainen
Music composed by Markku Mäkelä
Cinematography by Tuukka Ylönen
Edited by Petri Ruikka
Costume Design by Kirsi Gum
Make-up by Elisa Uimonen
An aesthetic exploration of underwater movement in billowing costume.