Two very different programs – screening two nights each – full of films making their in-person debut with SSF.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Desires and adaptations of a body that lives in the present time.
Migrant Gaze (Olhar Migrante)
2020 / USA and 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.
Jah Intervention (Intervenção Jah)
2019 / Brazil / 15 min
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)
2020 / Brazil / 2 min
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
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
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
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.
2019 / Brazil / 3 min
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.