Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

Women's History Month Screening 2020

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Frame from SISTERS

SISTERS, 2018, Netherlands, 15 min

Directed by Daphne Lucker
Choreography by Emma Evelein
Dancing by Tara Punt, Dephine van Garderen, Lotte Mulder
Music composed by César Lüttger
Cinematography by Casper van Oort
Edited by Tobias Cornelisen
Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other’s mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to endure their surroundings?

Mami Origami, 2018, Canada, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography by Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Dancing by Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Victoria Mackenzie
Music by Samuel Nadai Sung Productions
Cinematography by Kes Tagney
Edited by Marites Carino
Mami Origami speaks of transformation and the multi-layered, complex nature of being, and is inspired by the intricate Japanese art of Origami.
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True Love Waits, 2017, Israel, 3 min

Directed by Adi Halfin
Choreography and dancing by Bobbi Jene Smith
Featuring none
Music by Radiohead
Cinematography by Roman Linetsky
Edited by Adi Halfin
Dancer-choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith in a soulful performance to the sound of Radiohead's "True Love Waits."
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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.
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EMOTIONAL HOUDINI, 2018, Canada, 3 min

Produced and Directed by ALLISON BEDA
Choreography by TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG
Featuring Tara Cheyenne Performance
Dancing by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
Music by Marc Stewart
Filmmaker: Allison Beda
A comedic experimental dance film about aging, memory loss and the difficulties of communicating with your dad.
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.

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.
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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.
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Women in Cities, 2017, United States, 2 min

Choreography by Rosie Trump
Featuring Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance
Dancing by Christina Carter, Abrie Parrish, Shelby Wilburn
Music composed by Kosta T
Cinematography by Trisha French
Edited by Rosie Trump
Three women navigate internal and external pressures in this a short stop motion dance film which assembles over two thousand still images. Kinetic snapshots of twisting, hinging, and flinging are interrupted by micro-arrests generating a passive tension between the women. Referencing visual artist Robert Longo’s Men in Cities series, and manifesting the implied movement in its images.
Frame from The Storm

The Storm, 2018, United States, 5 min

Directed by Chafic Saad
Choreography by Evie Ladin
Featuring MoToR/dance
Dancing by Nuria Bowart, Linda Carl, Tammy Chang, Alyssa De Caro, Valerie Gutwirth, Evie Ladin, Mira Manickam, Sandrine Monlezun, Diana Strong
Music composed by Lotus Dickey/arr. Evie Ladin
Music performed by MoToR/dance
Cinematography by Chafic Saad/KindMotion
Edited by Kris Lee/KindMotion
In these contentious and unstable times, with potential destruction seemingly so near, or unpredictable, we know that diverse perspectives, love, and community activism and connection is what gives us hope and perseverance. Using nothing but the sonic qualities of the human body moving in space, MoToR/dance body music choirographies emphasize what we have when we strip the world down to only ourselves, having to deal with each other, making our own soundtrack to our thoughts.