Community Dance Film Work-in-Progress Showing

SSF’s Community Dance Film Project
Work-in-Progress Screening

  • Tuesday June 15, 2021
  • 6pm & 7:15pm
  • free to the public – registration required
  • The Collective Community Arts Center

a samba dancer in full costume waits in front of a film crew to begin dancing

who

Everyone’s invited, and it’s even family-friendly! Ramp access available on the side of the building.

what

Get a sneak preview of Sans Souci Festival’s first ever filmmaking endeavor, learn about the process, and give your feedback on final edits!

where

Our special co-host for this event is The Collective Community Arts Center on North Public Road in Lafayette.

the details

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema has been screening films for a long time, but this is our first time ever making a film together with dancers in the Boulder community! Come see what it’s been all about!

Sans Souci’s Community Dance Film Project was created to engage Boulder dancers of many genres, as well as local musicians, to inspire our local Boulder community to recognize all we have to offer. Each dancer was selected through a rigorous process based on artistic excellence and professional resume (with special consideration for those in typically marginalized communities), paired with a location at one of the City of Boulder’s most iconic outdoor sites — Chautauqua, Dushanbe Tea House, the Flatirons, etc. — and asked to create movement along a theme: “The first fresh breath in a long time.” Emerging from their spring 2020 quarantines, they reconnected with their own dance-deprived bodies, and brought their uniqueness and presence to each space, activating it with movement.

Eight professional local dance companies are represented: Boulder Ballet, Frequent Flyers Productions, Cindy Brandle Dance Company, Life/Art Dance Ensemble, BEAM, VisKosity Dance Collective, Block 1750, and Spark Theatre. Between the companies and freelance artists, the work encompasses ballet, tap, contemporary, house, waacking, aerial dance, and samba; artists hired included BIPOC and LGBTQ performers, those with disabilities, and dancers on the older end of the age spectrum. An original soundtrack is in production with contributions by two local musicians, a Brazilian master drummer, a voice actor, and a poet.

At this event, we’ll discuss the process of creating the film, watch a preview screener of where the work-in-progress stands at this point, and have an open discussion for audience feedback. You’ll have a chance to voice your thoughts and reflections on where the film should go from here. It is, after all, a community creation.

need to know

The event is free, but requires registration. Please complete one registration per person attending. Space is limited. Guests may arrive up to 15 minutes early to claim a seat.
Both times listed will be the same event, same presentation, same screening. We’re offering it twice to make room for more audience, due to limited seating for social distancing.

precautions

Masks will be required at all times, and we’ll remain physically distanced. Please register to help us keep a limited number of attendees at each event.

This event is supported by the Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department, and the NEA. To learn how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov. For more information about how The City of Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department actively coordinates, promotes, and acts as a resource for the local arts scene, please visit their website.