Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci at Ursinus College, 2018
Thursday, September 13 • 6 p.m.
Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, Collegeville, PA
SSF is proud to be co-presenting the Fourth Annual Dance Films at the Fringe free of admission, as a part of the Ursinus College Fringe Festival

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Wake, 2016, Canada, 6 min

Directed by Katherine Macnaughton
Produced by Emmanuel Hessler
Choreography by Ashley Werhun
Dancing by Ashley Werhun, Mark Caserta, Jeremy Coachman, Gemma Freitas, Kiera Hill
Music composed by De La Romance
Cinematography by Derek Branscombe
Edited by Katherine Macnaughton
Wake is a reflection on the isolation that technology can create. It is an invitation to reconnect and rebuild our relationships with the people and elements around us.
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 Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)

Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba), 2016, United States, 10 min

Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Produced by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Yoana Grass, Isnay 'DJ Jigüe' Rodriguez
Choreography by Jennyselt Galata
Featuring Osain del Monte
Dancing by Jennyselt Galata & Sailen Hechevarria
Music composed by Isnay Dj Jigüe Rodriguez
Music performed by Osain del Monte
Cinematography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Edited by FistUpTv / Puntilla Films
Jennyselt Galata, internationally renown dancer and teacher of Afro Cuban Folklore in Cuba, seeks her successor in preserving the legacy of Afro-Cuban dance among the youth dancers of Juanelo (Havana).
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.

TAKE YOUR TIME, 2017, United States, 5 min

Directed by Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Choreography by Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Featuring Concept o4
Dancing by Natasha Adorlee Johnson and Dalmacio Payomo
Music by Lender
Filmmaker: Max Sachar
Obstacles can sometimes pull us apart, but they can also create a force that binds us. This is the framework for this dream-like collaboration between Bay Area based indie rock band Lender, director/choreographer Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Concept o4 dancers, and Max Sachar, a feature film animation manager at Pixar. A single 5-minute choreographed shot, played backwards, follows a duet as they navigate complex obstacles and spaces.
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.
photo by John Hunter
photo by John Hunter

We Shall Trip The Light Fantastic, 2017, United Kingdom, 3 min

Directed by Lucy Cash
Choreography by Florence Peake
Dancing by Daliah Toure
Music composed by Fraya Thomsen
Music performed by Rob Szeliga, Cameron Maxwell
Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland
Edited by Lucy Cash
The film appropriates choreographic elements from nine decades of popular dance to form and collage them onto a single body in visceral and unexpected ways.

COLD STORAGE, 2016, Finland, 9 min

Directed by Thomas Freundlich
Produced by Lumikinos Production Oy
Choreography by Thomas Freundlich
Dancing by Valtteri Raekallio, Eero Vesterinen
Music by Kimmo Pohjonen
Cinematography by Thomas Freundlich
Edited by Jukka Nykänen
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.