SSF @ Age Well Center: Dance is Like a Fine Wine

Dance is Like a Fine Wine

a light skinned woman carries a dark skinned man through a kitchen

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is offering a series of new programs designed to introduce viewers to dance film, connect artists with audiences, and encourage movement and artistic expression in the community. Each in-person event will consist of a dance film screening, a discussion with a local filmmaker, and a dance class designed for movers of all mobility levels and types. Films shown will be screendances (an artistic medium that fuses choreography and cinematography) as well as dance documentaries, and the lineups will feature dancers from around the world with a focus on dancers across the age spectrum. Michelle Bernier, Co-Director of the Festival, will facilitate discussions with featured local artists, and dance teachers will rotate monthly. No dance experience necessary, come as you are, leave when you want!

West Age Well Center
909 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

Accessibility: ADA accessible building, screening on the first floor, wheelchair seating available upon request.

with support from
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May 9, 2022 from 12-2pm

low-mobility-friendly dance class, dance film screening, and discussion with a local artist
free to the public age 60 and better

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

June 13, 2022 from 12-2pm

dance film screening, discussion with a local artist, and low-mobility-friendly dance class
free to the public age 60 and better

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

July 11, 2022 from 12-2pm

dance film screening, discussion with a local artist, and low-mobility-friendly dance class
free to the public age 60 and better

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

August 8, 2022 from 12-2pm

dance film screening, discussion with a local artist, and low-mobility-friendly dance class
free to the public age 60 and better

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

September 12, 2022 from 12-2pm

dance film screening, discussion with a local artist, and low-mobility-friendly dance class
free to the public age 60 and better

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

October 10, 2022 from 12-2pm

dance film screening, discussion with a local artist, and low-mobility-friendly dance class
free to the public age 60 and better (register here or by calling 303-441-3148)

a light skinned woman carries a dark skinned man through a kitchen

Will You Be OK Without Me? (and other stories)

2021 / United States / 14 min

Directed by Jeff Kuperman
Produced by Jeff Kuperman, Rick Kuperman
Choreography by Jeff Kuperman + Cast
Written by Jeff Kuperman, Rick Kuperman

watch the trailer

A screendance anthology weaving together stories of 2020: A man waits out the pandemic and to be reunited with his wife. A rabid Karen terrorizes her community. Reality TV contestants quarantine together for a shot at love. A forbidden dinner party materializes spontaneously.

two dancers falling backward into a pool as waves ripple

Flood

2021 / United States / 4 min

Produced and Directed by Mike Esperanza
Choreography by Mike Esperanza
Featuring BARE Dance Company
Dancing by Mike Esperanza, Leann Alduenda
Music Composed by Mike Esperanza

Flood is a depiction of time and its build in spacial dynamics. Showing moments of interaction that dwell in surreal forms of suspension.

a male and female dancer lie next to each other in a grove

Songs of the Underworld

2016 / The Netherlands / 6 min

Produced and Directed by Nicola Hepp
Choreography by Nicola Hepp
Dancing by Rolf Hepp, Martinette Janmaat, Reggy Deekman, Célinne Moza
Music Composed by Lou Reed (The Bed)
Music Performed by Good Sounds and Daphne DeMuir
Cinematography by Chris Fawcett
Edited by Ad Rietvelt

The images of an older and a younger couple become more intertwined as time goes on.

a dancer lies face down, surrounded by small ceramic and clay art objects

Imitation and Splattery

2021 / United States / 6 min

Directed, Choreographed, and Performed by Michelle Bernier
Music Composed by J.S. Bach
Music Performed by The Swingle Singers
Cinematography by Tyler Stocker
Edited by Michelle Bernier
Ceramicist Ariana Kolins
Color Correction by H. Paul Moon

A dancer and a ceramicist enjoy one another’s processes and products.

a group of dancers run down a path between cornfields

Pilgrimage

2017 / Canada / 17 min

Directed by Marlene Millar
Produced by Sandy Silva
Choreography by Sandy Silva
Featuring Migration Dance Film Project/ sandysilvadance
Dancing by Andrew Bathory, Sonia Clarke, David Cronkite, Dominic Desrochers, Afia Douglas, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva, Bobby Thompson
Music Composed by Sandy Silva, Timucin Gurer
Music Performed by all performers
Cinematography by Geoffroy Beauchemin
Edited by Jules De Niverville

Nine dancers and singers travel across open farmlands, parched roads, and moonlit fields to find refuge in an abandoned place of worship. Through a complex series of Turkish usul patterns designed to ignite emotional states of journey and light, the group finds connection within their company and solace in the sheltered space.

a dancer with arms and legs folded lays in a drawing

DRAWING BLANK

2012 / Canada / 5 min

Directed by stefan verna
Produced by David Finch
Choreography and Dancing by Emily Jean Honegger
Music Composed by David Drury
Cinematography by Bill Kerrigan
Edited by stefan verna

A dream-like story of impermanence told through dance and stop-motion painting.