Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Student Films Screening
Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center, Texas State University, at the intersection of University Drive and Moon Street, Sans Marcos, TX, USA
Free Admission

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Frame from Simple Matter

Simple Matter, 2016, United States, 3 min

Directed by Sarah Nastoupil
Choreography by Sarah Nastoupil & dancer
Dancing by Lindsey Gerson
Music by alt-J
Filmmaker: Sarah Nastoupil
An exploration of a childlike imagination and the joy of being outdoors.
Frame from TNT (Today Not Tomorrow)

TNT (Today Not Tomorrow), 2017, United States, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Laura DeAngelis
Choreography by Laura DeAngelis
Featuring Students
Dancing by Anna Hershinow, Laura Patterson, Paige St. John
Music by William S. Burroughs
Filmmaker: Laura DeAngelis
A dance film inspired by the rebuilding of land and humanity after World War II coupled with the ever removed and progressing technological weaponry and careless politics.
Frame from Phosphenes

Phosphenes, 2017, United Kingdom, 4 min

Directed by YIFEI LIU
Choreography by YIFEI LIU
Dancing by YAXI CHENG
Filmmaker: YIFEI LIU
Frame from Antithesis

Antithesis, 2017, United States, 3 min

Directed by Gabriela Vazquez
Choreography and Dancing by Gabriela Gutierrez
Featuring Aerial Horizon
Music by Benjamin Felts
Filmmaker: Gabriela Vazquez
The Dance Film, Antithesis, uses aerial arts and live snakes to challenge the idea of beauty versus fear. Facing our human fears can lead to the discovery of something beautiful that turns into a rewarding experience.
Frame from Exit

Exit, 2017, United States, 3 min

Directed by Biag Gaongen
Choreography by Biag Gaongen
Featuring Department of Dance, Ohio State University
Dancing by Sutton Coffey
Music by To Rococo Rot
Filmmaker: Biag Gaongen
One is trapped in a self-made maze.
Frame from Contaction

Contaction, 2017, United States, 8 min

Directed by Gabriel Williams
Choreography by Gabriel Williams
Dancing by Mara Goebelbecker, Max Murdock, Erin Oelze
Music by Gabriel Williams
Filmmaker: Gabriel Williams
Human relationship dynamics, intimacy, vulnerability, and the power of touch are addressed through the interactions of three dancers as they embody universal physical experiences.
Frame from Caminatore

Caminatore, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Angela Rosales Challis
Choreography by Elisabetta Bortolotto
Featuring Arti's
Dancing by Carola Roccatagliata and Francesco Gerbi
Music by Aaron Moura
Cinematography by Conor Long
Edited by Hanna Weber
The places that we have been and memories that we have are what make us who we are.
Frame from Disfigured Diremption

Disfigured Diremption, 2016, Not Specified, 4 min

Directed by Martheya G. Nygaard
Choreography by Martheya G. Nygaard
Featuring Martheya G. Nygaard
Dancing by Alyssa Dunlap, Hailey Regenbrecht
Music by Matthew Peyton Dixon
Filmmaker: Martheya G. Nygaard
This film was created by exploring haze as a method for distorting space, bodies, and film.

the rope, 2016, Israel, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Jenny Birger
Choreography by Jenny Birger
Dancing by Eli Theodor
Music by Fanny Marcq
Filmmaker: Jenny Birger
An intimate encounter with a suspended rope artist. Within the skyless space, her minor gestures oscillate between holding on and letting go.

Incarnation, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Melanie Flanagan
Produced by Salome Egas, Mallika Kavadi
Choreography and Dancing by Salomé Egas
Featuring FUN collective
Music by Sean Petell, Bijan Esnaashari
Filmmaker: Melanie Flanagan
Incarnation explores the identity of Yemonja, a Goddess of the Yoruba people of West Africa, who was syncretised into Christian Latin-American culture as a result of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Within Afro-Latin communities, Yemonja is conceptualized in multiple forms, most commonly as a mermaid. Christian colonial forces in the Americas humanized Yemonja in the form of a black Madonna. The two interpretations of the same deity exemplify the adaptation of idols across cultures and the contrasting and sometimes conflicting ideals of these cultures. In this film Yemonja is presented as a figurative character adorned with Afro-Latin symbolism, while the Madonna is illuminated in her humanized form. The choreography embodies Yemonja’s struggle to reconcile her multiple identities and is mirrored by the competing sounds and visuals.
Frame from Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Josh Anderson
Choreography by Josh Anderson
Dancing by Erin Yen and Cole Henry Jones
Music by Rococo Rot
Filmmaker: Josh Anderson
Two friends go about a perfectly normal day with their phones.
Frame from Imprisoned

Imprisoned, 2016, United States, 4 min

Directed by Lindsey Gerson
Choreography by Lindsey Gerson & Dancers
Dancing by Nan Simms, Alexandra Burkhart, Sarah Nastoupil
Music by Ezio Bosso
Filmmaker: Lindsey Gerson
This film is dedicated to all the people enslaved by the sex industry. I hope it sheds light on the darkness that still plagues humanity.