Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

Virtual Women's History Month Screening
Facebook Watch Party Part of Boulder Arts Week Online
Monday, March 30, 2020
6pm MST
See when the screening is in your time zone here.

In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Colorado, Sans Souci has made the decision to move this screening online, hosting our first ever Virtual Screening. Join us online in celebrating Women's History Month with films by women directors, and films that celebrate and examine the lives of women in dance and dance cinema. Following the screening, there will be a short Q&A with several of the contributing artists on Zoom.

How to watch? The screening will happen as a Facebook Watch Party on our Facebook page at the designated time. Just follow that link and wait for the Watch Party post to appear-- don't forget to 'like' our page while you're there!
How to join the Q&A? After the screening finishes, click this link to join in on the Zoom meeting. In case you need it, the Zoom Meeting ID is 691 728 209.

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Frame from Express

Express, 2018, United States, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Meredith Slifkin
Choreography by Aleksandar Dokuleski
Featuring Arthur Murray NYC Broadway
Dancing by Lauren Wilmore, Devin Packard
Music by Jacob Lurye
Cinematography by Lydia Lovell
Edited by Meredith Slifkin
On their daily Q train commute, two strangers form a connection.
Frame from TerraBlue

TerraBlue, 2017, United States, 5 min

Directed by Ana Baer and Rosely Conz
Choreography and dancing by Rosely Conz
Music by Alexis Bacon
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Inspired by the poem “O Azul” written by Brazilian poet Clarice Lispector, TerraBlue plays with the Portuguese word Terra, meaning Earth and soil. Earth, ironically mostly covered by water, blue as seen from space. Or blue as the sky when we look up from Earth. Is blue a matter of perspective? Is it possible to have mobile and yet nourished roots? These are questions permeating TerraBlue.

Less, 2016, USA, 10 min

Directed by Erika Randall and Daniel Beahm
Produced by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall
Choreography by Erika Randall
Dancing by Dancer: Samantha Lysaght
Music composed by Liszt Rossignol, The Blue Waltz , sound design: Jonas Bendsen
Music performed by Emily Levin (arrangement and performance)
Filmmaker: Daniel Beahm
2nd camera by Laffrey Whitbrod
Costume by Markas Henry
Wearing a dress made of memories, a solo dancer explores notions of nostalgia, sensation, and grief as she moves through virtuosic phrases and theatrical vignettes. Photographs are clipped into and released from the skirt, the costume physically and metaphorically replicating notions of emotional scrapbooking and loss. Inspired by Randall’s aunt’s struggle with Bulbar ALS, “Less” borrows gestures from a body that is deteriorating at a rapid pace while the mind still grasps at an active, vibrant, and sensual history.

Pooling, 2018, United States, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Dawn Westlake
Choreography and dancing by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig
Music by Joan Armand Forero
DP/Editing/VFX by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig
Animation by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga
When one takes an ill-advised leap of faith into the void, the body breaks. It takes a pooling of the deepest resources of the spirit to reconstruct the man.
Frame from Marmo (marble)

Marmo (marble), 2016, United States, 7 min

Directed by Nancy Allison, Laura Boato
Produced by Nancy Allison
Choreography by Laura Boato
Featuring Nancy Allison Dance & Film
Dancing by Laura Boato, Michela Lorenzano
Music by Bottega Baltazar
Cinematography by Simone Verona and Luca Fortini
Edited by Laura Cappellesso
High up on a ledge of a marble quarry, a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it.
Frame from The Indexical Dance-a-Thon!

The Indexical Dance-a-Thon!, 2016, Canada, 4 min

Directed by Evann Siebens
Choreography and dancing by Cora Bos-Kroese, Justine A. Chambers, Kevin Cregan, Jane Ellison, James Gnam, Amy Raymond
Featuring N/A
Music composed by Philip Glass
Music performed by Lisa Moore
Filmmaker: Evann Siebens
Remixing her archive of 16mm film and years of dance cinematography, Siebens creates a messy yet emotional montage, using visual phasing to jump-cut across time and individual dancers. Shot in seminal dance environments Ballett Frankfurt in Germany and The Western Front in Canada, the film mixes professional and amateur dancers, probing their gaze and the search for the sublime through simple improvisational gestures.