SSF @ Lafayette: Dance is Like a Fine Wine

three free screenings in Lafayette, Colorado

I. Dance is Like a Fine Wine

  • April 22, 2022 at The Collective in Lafayette, Colorado
  • 7pm

II. Kids + Dance + Film

  • July 9, 2022 at the Lafayette Public Library
  • 2pm

III. Dance is Like a Fine Wine

  • November 2022 at The Collective in Lafayette, Colorado

an older dancer and a younger dancer tapping in a graffiti filled warehouse

Back for a 5th season at this treasured Lafayette art gallery, SSF @ The Collective: Dance is Like a Fine Wine presents films from our creative aging program where dancers all along the age spectrum are celebrated onscreen. In this special Earth Day edition, we’ll also feature some films that call us to consider our relationship with the Earth in all her glory. Featuring dancers from around the world, this lineup will include SSF’s own film This Breath Together shot in Boulder in 2020, as well as a Q&A discussion with local artists following the screening.

with support from
City of Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources logo

I. Dance is Like a Fine Wine

April 22, 2022 at 7pm
free

a silhouette of a woman tap dancing on a bench; part of the Sans Souci logo

II. Kids + Dance + Film

July 9, 2022 at 2pm
free

Lafayette Public Library
775 Baseline Rd
Lafayette, CO 80026

The screening runs approximately 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A with local artists.Tentative program below.

a ballerina on her toes with arms raised in a V shape

Don’t Wake Me

2021 / United States / 3 min

Directed by Michelle Bernier
Produced by Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
Choreography and Dancing by Emma Michaux, courtesy of Boulder Ballet
Music by Shilove
Cinematography by Jesse Rarick, Sparta Media
Edited by Michelle Bernier

A ballerina dreams a dream in which familiar spaces are not sadly empty, but joyously open, ready to be filled with movement. She dances for a fraction of a moment in time where hope can be felt.

a young woman in an overcoat with a giant, brightly lit balloon

Elon + Emmanuelle

2012 / United States / 7 min

Directed by Natalie Galazka
Produced by Natalie Galazka & Melissa C. O’Brien
Choreography and Dancing by Elon Höglund & Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Music by Garth Stevenson
Cinematography by Melissa C. O’Brien
Edited by Ross Baldisserotto

Charmed dancers observe their own duet in a magical street art fantasy.

an older dancer and a younger dancer tapping in a graffiti filled warehouse

Tap Graffiti

2016 / United States / 3 min

Directed by Geoffrey Goldberg
Produced by Geoffrey Goldberg – New Movie Musical productions
Choreography by Geoffrey Goldberg
Dancing by Geoffrey Goldberg and Seth Judice
Cinematography by Bill Simmers / WillyMac Studios Carla McDonald / Find Memphis
Edited by Geoffrey Goldberg

An impromptu tap routine in a graffiti-covered abandoned warehouse in downtown Memphis.

dancers of various ages and abilities, including one in a wheelchair, stretch arms out beside a pond

Root, Grow, Release, Repeat

2021 / United States / 9 min

Directed by Megan Brandel, April Frame
Featuring Open Arms Dance Project
Cinematography by April Frame

The choreography and natural movement of twelve physically and neuro-diverse dancers, ages eight to seventy-four, blooms, flys, and flows on a journey through the Idaho Botanical Garden. This heartwarming story unfolds with poetic descriptions that create an accessible experience for all viewers, including those who are blind.

a shirtless male dancer in a field balanced on toes with bent knees

Earth Poem

2015 / United States / 3 min

Directed by Gabriel Bienczycki
Produced by The Equus Projects
Cinematography by Gabriel Bienczycki
Choreography by Gabriel Bienczycki, JoAnna Mendl Shaw
Dancing by Tal Adler, Jenna Pollack, Audrey Rachelle Stanley
Music by Jami Sieber
Poem by Ewa Bienczycka
The Equus Projects Artistic Direction by JoAnna Mendl Shaw

A dancer in a poetic, kinetic dialogue with an equine partner (filmed in Elizabeth, CO).

a young dancer stands in water, cupping some as it falls from her hand

Samskara

2020 / United States / 7 min

Directed by Angela Rosales Challis
Produced by Chelsea Alley, Heather Francis
Dancing by Joseph Run Through, Delfine Uwimbabazi, Jyothsna Sainath, Jamaika, Sebastian Forbes, Akiko Kaneshiro, Joshua Perkins, Presley Fewkes, Sheyenne Utai
Written by Angela Rosales Challis, Conor Long

An abstracted film to contribute to the fight against racism. As an immigrant, I have experienced it first hand. This film showcases the beauty and richness of humanity. Nine cultures unite to make art. The dancers will tell you what brings humanity together. We must come together. This project was funded by the Utah Film Commission, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and BYU Arts Partnership.

Dancing the limitation (Dança em tempos de limitação)

2020 / Brazil / 2 min

Directed by Ayumi Hanada
Choreography by Ayumi Hanada
Dancing by Ayumi Hanada, Giovanna Herrera, Isabela Bertô, Marcela Cibin Ugo, Melissa Baba e Renata Paulino.
Music by Gustavo de Angelis
Cinematography by Ayumi Hanada, Giovanna Herrera, Isabela Bertô, Marcela Cibin Ugo, Melissa Baba e Renata Paulino.

I involuntarily question myself about my limits and limitations. I provoke myself to feel them, respect them and often cross them.

animated dancers in an embrace

Hug Soon Comes (O Abraço Logo Vem)

2020 / Brazil / 2 min

Directed by Paulo Accioly
Produced by Paulo Accioly, Bagaceira Filmes, Pedro Krull
Cinematography by Perola Pitta
Choreography by Paulo Accioly, Jeane Rocha, Samuel Pitta
Dancing by Jeane Rocha, Samuel Pitta
Music by Igor Peixoto

The present has long been no more important than the future. Without two kisses, without punching the clock. Everything is far, everyone is far, but the hug soon comes.

clay-mation dancer in a white tutu with a coffee cup

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2018 / United States / 4 min

Directed and Produced by Conor C. Long
Choreography by Brianna Lopez
Featuring by University of Utah Screendance
Dancing by Grugg
Music by William Cannon
Conor C. Long

A claymation screendance short film about that terrible every day struggle to get out of bed for that first delicious cup of coffee.

a silhouette of a woman tap dancing on a bench; part of the Sans Souci logo

III. Dance is Like a Fine Wine

November 2022
free