part of our Screening Partner Program
14 E, W. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Sans Souci is pleased to announce our newest screening partner: Colorado College. This one hour program of films features a diverse set of dancers and dance styles from six countries, specially curated for CC students.
A strobe lighting effect is present in one film.
program of films
T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)
2015 / France / 7 min
Aïpeur Foundou is a Congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.
The Wayward Wind
2017 / United States / 4 min
With music by Carl Sondrol, The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the idea of the “rambling man” on its head.
Migrant Gaze (Olhar Migrante)
2020 / USA & Brazil / 3 min
An intimate look at the Immigrant experience focusing on issues of identity, belongingness and displacement through the language of dance. Shot in Campinas, Brazil in collaboration with Dançaberta and Eclipse Cultura e Arte.
2018 / USA / 8 min
Sisters Sasha Chudacoff (developing gestures and movement using body-based dance research) and Sophia Chudacoff (creating lyrics and music) collected stories and myths on Peanut and Pershing Mines from elders in Crested Butte, CO. Filmed at a coal mining site from the 1920’s where an iconic structure called the Gronk still stands, the beautiful and popular tourist sites are, sadly, still toxic. After land violence, how is spirit of place honored?
2019 / Belgium / 10 min
Examining the question of masculinity, this dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As is expected, they proceed unquestioningly into manhood through various stages of their lives, adopting the clearly coded characteristics allowed by society.
However, a feeling of unease, in the very depths of their being, oppresses them. They feel uncertainty but also something else, harder to define…
Shot in the breathtaking landscape of Zimbabwe, the film features strong and rhythmical choreography but also a special camera work that intensifies emotions inspired by the movement.
2018 / Netherlands / 13 min
Based on the biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez and narrated by him, ‘Otherland’ is a juxtaposition of two narratives that evoke new associations for viewers: Martinez’s coming of age in Sint Maarten, and his character’s Vogue performance at the Voodoo Carnival Ball. While the visual story of the Ball is fictional, the film is based on in-depth research into the Dutch ballroom community, and all the characters and dancers are part of the European ballroom/vogue community.
In Wake of the Crashing Dawn
2020 / USA / 5 min
A young Japanese-American man seeks guidance from the past in order to overcome his modern identity crisis. Meanwhile in 1942, his great grandfather escapes an incarceration camp.
2014 / Armenia / 8 min
This short marries the people of Yerevan — the capital of Armenia and one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities — with the modern day metropolis. Created in public spaces in 3 days and 3 nights.