SSF @ Dairy Drive-In

Two very different programs – screening two nights each – full of films making their in-person debut with SSF.

Two programs over four evenings.

All the World’s a Stage

Best of SSF Brazil

  • May 14 & 15, 2021

Sans Souci is pleased to announce that we’re coming back to the Dairy Drive-In for Spring and Summer 2021! All these films are making their in-person debut with SSF, as we’ve only screened them online before.

The Dairy’s Drive-In Cinema is located in the West Entrance parking lot (address above). Tickets must be purchased in advance, one per vehicle. The screening will start when it is dark enough. Please arrive at gate time or shortly after so that you can get situated in your parking space. More information on COVID-19 precautions, parking, and amenities available here.

Program lineup below.

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Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

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NEW! Dinner at the Drive-In

Art, fresh air, delicious and healthy food…could you have a more perfect Boulder-y evening? In case you didn’t know, Café Aion in Boulder has a deep love for our local performing arts community, and has been a longtime friend of Sans Souci Festival. We’re pleased to announce that Café Aion will be offering 20% off all takeout orders for each of our June 18th & 19th Drive-In screenings.

Visit Cafe Aion’s online ordering website, select the date and time you wish to pick your meal up, choose your food and drinks, and at checkout use the code SSF20 for 20% off the bill. And tell our friends at Aion we said hi!

SSF @ Dairy Drive-In: All the World’s a Stage

Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19, 2021
8:30pm gates, 9pm show

All the World’s a Stage is a collection of films featuring exquisite performances and stunning cinematography. It opens with three shorts, two of which won Audience Choice Awards in 2020. The anchor of the program is a feature length film that chronicles the making of a one-night-only performance by three local artists performing different ancient art forms and weaving into the fabric of the Colorado community. “At a time when our socio-political climate was dense with anti-immigrant sentiments, and bogged down by the horrific tension of gun violence, we agreed that this story would be a beacon of hope and positivity.”


2020 / Germany / 3 min

Directed by Torben Loth
Choreography and dancing by Jill Bettendorff & Wilfried Ebongue
Featuring Jill Bettendorff & Wilfried Ebongue
Music composed by Luke Atencio
Cinematography by Torben Loth

Starting with dependence, a space where one is guided by the other regardless of one person’s needs. Moving through independence where we move on our own without needing the support of the other to finally arrive in a space of interdependence where we give ourselves the freedom to be ourselves & equally support each other.


2019 / United Kingdom / 7 min

Directed by Abby Warrilow, Lewis Gourlay
Produced by Victoria Watson
Choreography by Abby Warrilow
Dancing by Joanne Pirrie
Music composed by Callum Rankine
Cinematography by Andrew Begg

A girl hikes across remote moorland. On a hill in the distance stands a lone building, which she discovers is a long abandoned school hall. In the centre of the room, hinged on one foot, she extends her leg and rotates swiftly and with graceful power. Her feet trace, etch and carve in circular movements, creating marks in the layers of dirt.


2019 / Belgium / 3 min

Directed by Thomas Delord, Maja Zimmerlin
Choreography by Maja Zimmerlin
Featuring Odos Cie
Dancing by Aurore Allo, Lito Anastasopoulos, Kritonas Anastasopoulos, Iraklis Miragias, Olga Spiraki, Marina Georgakila, Nikos Garozis, Knut Vikström Precht, Maja Zimmerlin
Music composed by Dimos Vryzas
Cinematography by Thomas Delord

Flooding. Soft stone shedding. Hard water, merging veins. Inside or outside. Bodies, connected. The earth, the stone, the air, the sea. Cold scream of burning lungs. Creating. Path bodies, planting bodies, growing bodies. Connected. Inside or Outside.

Three Worlds, One Stage

2019 / United States / 58 min

Directed by Jessica McGaugh, Roma Sur
Produced by Jesica McGaugh, Roma Sur
Choreography and dancing by Swagata Banerjee, Fara Tolno, Maria Vazquez
Music composed by Swagata Banerjee, Fara Tolno, Maria Vazquez
Music performed by Fara Tolno
Cinematography by Jessica McGaugh

When the ancient Indian beats of Odissi combine with the rhythms of the West African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. Three Worlds, One Stage demonstrates the positive power of multiculturalism through the lens of dance and music. It is a story of immigration, determination and hope – an American narrative at its core.

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

SSF @ Dairy Drive-In: Best of SSF Brazil

Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2021
8pm gates, 8:30pm show

Best of Sans Souci Brazil features a selection of staff favorites from our last season’s flagship event, Sans Souci: Brazilian Edition 2020. This 65 minute program features a dozen films that were both crowd pleasers and staff favorites. A strobe lighting effect is present in one film.

Covert – (Encobertos)

2019 / Brazil / 6 min

Directed by Lilian Graca
Produced by Lilian Graça
Choreography by A coreografia é um trabalho conjunto entre a diretora e os dançarinos
Dancing by Amanda Savitri, Bernardo Oliveira, Danilo Lima, Renan Bozzeli
Music composed by Marcelo Sena
Cinematography by Lilian Graça
Concepção coreógrafica by Lilian Graça

Covert elaborates the idea of a “space between” in an approach that deals with the surface plane to unveil and enter the deep field of the screen. The video thus has the objective of discussing the kinesthetic involvement of the viewer, in which its focus of engagement is triggered by the dynamics between the distances and the movement of moving away and closer to the camera and the dancers. In this way, Covert experiences the flow between surface and screen depth as a field of perceptual and body passages.

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.


2019 / Brazil / 9 min

Produced and Directed by Tainá Pompêo
Choreography by Tainá Pompêo
Featuring Flores de goya
Music by Tainá Pompêo
Cinematography by Tainá Pompêo

In a restless night’s sleep, Anna-Belle faces unconscious questions, unable to distinguish between dream, reality and technology. Oscillating between different quantum dimensions, Love, Hate, Indifference and Consciousness personify, disputing the attention of the young girl. In this complex and tempting obsessive process, Mother Nature and her Guardian Angel help her search her consciousness in a choreographed magnetization.


2020 / Brazil / 2 min

Directed by Júlia Ferreira
Produced by Grupo Dançaberta
Choreography and dancing by Júlia Ferreira
Featuring Grupo Dançaberta
Music composed by Júlia Ferreira
Music performed by Soulful- L’Indécis
Cinematography by Júlia Ferreira

Desires and adaptations of a body that lives in the present time.

Migrant Gaze (Olhar Migrante)

2020 / USA and Brazil / 3 min

Directed by Ana Baer, Julia Ziviani
Produced by Bruno Harlyson
Dancing by Ayumi Hanada, Casemiro de Paula Barsalini, Cléo de Paula, Fernando Vitor, Flávia Pinheiro, Júlia Ferreira, Lais Taufic, Robson Lourenço, Victoria Travitzki
Music composed by Joaquin Lopez Chas
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Cia Eclipse Cultura e Arte Direction by Ricardo Cardoso (Kiko Brown) e Ana Cristina Ribeiro
Groupo Dançaberta Direction by Julia Ziviani

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.

Jah Intervention (Intervenção Jah)

2019 / Brazil / 15 min

Directed by Welket Bungué, Daniel Santos
Produced by Welket Bungué
Choreography and dancing by Welket Bungué
Music by Walter Reis, Rádio Escada
Cinematography by Daniel Santos

The intervention is a symbolic walk to exhaustion. The intervention proposes the preliminary warm-up that precedes a fight of titans in a boxing ring. The intervention consists of the movement of the performer sensing the sudden fall when affected by perforations by bullets of semi-automatic weapons. Black people in Brazil are still more than half of the population of the country. Between 2005 and 2015 the number of black people murdered increased by 18% and this also made us the majority of homicide victims, accounting for 71% of all registered bodies. – Brazilian Forum of Public Security (2017)

Din (Ruído)

2020 / Brazil / 2 min

Directed by Pedro Gus
Produced by Geórgia Macedo, Pedro Gus
Choreography and dancing by Geórgia Macedo
Music composed by Thiago Ramil
Music performed by Gutcha Ramil
Cinematography by Pedro Gus

Instigated by Covid-19 / Quarantine Challenge, Georgia and Pedro resume the material recorded in the month prior to the quarantine of citizens residing in Brazilian territory and wonder what movement resonated with the city’s vibration. Din starts from this questioning seeking to bring the city traces that are left in our body. Understanding that the material is also composed of empty spaces, the choreography of body and video researches movement as a reflection of noises that fill and permeate the space. Thus, distorted and overlapping vibrations of the strings of the rabeca (Brazilian instrument) generate impulses that have not seen trajectory.

o s t r o s s a u r o

2016 / Brazil / 6 min

Directed by Felipe Teixeira
Produced by Núcleo Mirada
Choreography by Karime Nivoloni e Liana Martins
Dancing by Karime Nivoloni, Liana Martins, Mariana Molinos
Cinematography by Felipe Teixeira

Three bodies become one. This being goes slowly through space, taking on different forms. Dissolution of the skin, the edges. A being that reinvents itself and integrates itself with space and its textures.


2020 / Brazil / 4 min

Produced and Directed by Loretta Pelosi
Choreography by Loretta Pelosi
Dancing by Loretta Pelosi
Music composed by Desasosiego
Music performed by Fátima Miranda
Cinematography by Moisés Costa

This piece is a study on being female, the pain and the beauty of being what you are. Nothing is certain. It is about putting yourself through a state of transformation.

Every Point in a Curve (Todos os Pontos da Curva)

2018 / Brazil / 7 min

Directed by Francisco Miguez
Produced by Amanda Carvalho, Mauricio Battistuci
Choreography and dancing by Bibi Dória
Music by Sebastián Diaz
Cinematography by Mauricio Battistuci

Every Point in a Curve is an open space for impermanent movement. Impermanent in the sense of an aimless, haphazard wandering. A movement with no certain starting point and no certain arrival. This uncertainty becomes matter, through which dance and video editing converse. Escaping predictable inertia, a search for constant new beginnings.

Street (Rua)

2019 / Brazil / 3 min

Directed by Barbara Cunha and Mary Gatis
Choreography and dancing by Inae Silva
Music by DJ Dolores
Cinematography by Renato Stockler

Looked at the living room. She saw herself in prison. A beautiful hanging cell. Forty meters from the ground. The bright blue from the box. Strange voices in the air, dulling the senses, sucking all your air. The voice emanating from the box. Tell her what to do: Food, clothes, desire. Where to go, what to think. She goes to the street. She wants to dance. She dances naked. She’s get in on and breaks everything. She the chaos master. There is no gas to stop Your Carnival.