Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at Texas State
Texas State University, at the intersection of University Drive and Moon Street, Sans Marcos, TX, USA
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is proud to collaborate once again with our friends in the Dance Division at Texas State San Marcos on a screening featuring dance films by Texas State artists as well as films from the Sans Souci archive.

Program below.

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Frame from Gatha

Gatha, 2018, China, 16 min

Produced and Directed by Chenglong Tang
Choreography by Chenglong Tang
Featuring N/A
Dancing by Zibo Geng, Shifei Chen
Music composed by Margot Reisinger, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Music performed by Existence, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Cinematography by A Luo, Chan Fu
Edited by Xiaoxiu Guo, Chan Fu
Gatha tells the story of two Tibetan brothers’ prostrating pilgrimage to Mount Kangrinboqe, or Mount Kailash, where the elder brother unfortunately dies on the road. With his late brother's last wish, and in spite of all the trials and tribulations, the younger brother finally arrives at the Holy Land, alone, grieved, but fulfilled. His journey continues, as a new cycle of life begins.
Frame from TWINS "You must be related!"

TWINS "You must be related!", 2018, United States, 4 min

Directed by Varya Rootwood
Produced by Varya Rootwood, Yura Makarov
Choreography by India Gonzales, Ananda Gonzales
Featuring independant
Dancing by India Gonzales, Ananada Gonzales
Music by Patric Gregg
Filmmaker: Yura Makarov
Two dancers explore public perceptions of twins and their internal struggle of sisterhood.
Frame from Letter

Letter, 2017, Slovenia, 4 min

Produced and Directed by zeljko bozic
Choreography by zeljko bozic
Featuring kazina
Music by zeljko bozic
Cinematography by saso stih
Edited by zeljko bozic, nikola janusic
Director of Photography by saso stih
"Letter" deals with issues of self-esteem and self worth. These insecurities are dealt with daily but often left unspoken, since they are widely considered a weakness. The author reveals his own doubts to point out that we are in this together.
Frame from Universal

Universal, 2018, United States, 6 min

Directed by Jeff Curtis
Choreography by Jürg Koch
Featuring n/a
Dancing by Jennifer Adams, Mlondolozi Zondi
Music by Marlui Miranda (excerpted), Silent Partner, Poddington Bear
Filmmaker: Jeff Curtis
This short animated film introduces the work of dancer, choreographer and teacher Jürg Koch. Having worked with Candoco integrating disabled and non-disabled performers and dancing in contemporary repertory, Jürg produced "The Application of Universal Design of Instruction in Dance Degrees in Higher Education," to rethink teaching conventions and serve as a blue print to develop further material and processes.

Body of Your Dreams, 2018, United States, 10 min

Directed by Quinn Wharton, Myles Thatcher
Choreography by Myles Thatcher
Featuring The Joffrey Ballet
Dancing by Derrick Agnoletti, Nicole Ciaponni, Edson Barbosa, Anais Bueno, Elivelton Tomazi, Fernando Duarte, Yumi Kanazawa, Valeriia Cheryakina
Music composed by Jacob TV
Music performed by Recorded
Filmmaker: Quinn Wharton
A short film exploring the ballet "A Body of your Dreams" by Myles Thatcher featuring the Joffrey ballet dancers. Using athletes in a gym setting the film looks at body issues and pop culture in conjunction.
Frame from Separate Sentences

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.
Frame from AMA

AMA, 2018, France, 7 min

Directed by Julie Gautier
Produced by Spark Seeker, Les Films Engloutis
Choreography by Ophélie Longuet
Dancing by Julie Gautier
Music composed by Ezio Bosso
Cinematography by Jacques Ballard
Edited by Jérôme Lozano
The rain falls like so many tears on a young woman dressed in a little black dress. We dive into her eyes as we dive into her soul drowned by sorrow. At the bottom of the water, the woman, lying on the floor, gently up and begins to dance.
Frame from Groggy Grugg

Groggy Grugg, 2018, United States, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Conor C. Long
Choreography by Brianna Lopez
Featuring University of Utah Screendance
Dancing by Grugg
Music by William Cannon
Filmmaker: Conor C. Long
A claymation screendance short film about that terrible every day struggle to get out of bed for that first delicious cup of coffee.