SSF Colombia

part of the “Gastro Think Tank” Festival of gastroperformance and food designers

In partnership with Facultad de Diseño, Comunicación y Bellas Artes – Areandina, and Texas State University, for the first time ever, we’ll join a celebration called Gastro Think Tank: the First International Festival of Gastroperformance and Food Designers: +Art +Food +Tech, held at Museo de Trajes and Casa Museo Quinta de Bolívar. SSF will create a rolling museum installation, as well as two screenings.


September 22 – October 21, 2022

Museo de Trajes
Calle 10 #6-26
Bogotá, Colombia

two dancers on a pole reach high and wide, set against a mountain backdrop

Axis Mundi

2020 / France / 2 min

Directed by Patrick Foch
Choreography and Dancing by Céline Garbay, Loriana Lorenzon
Cinematography by Benjamin Ziegler

The “axis mundi” is a connection between heaven and earth, between the divine and the material. With this gravity-defying choreography, imagined and performed at the top of a mountain and on the verticality of a pole dance bar, I wanted to deliver my own vision of this “axis mundi.” Two bodies merge and evolve precisely between earth and sky, in a quest for physical and spiritual elevation along this invisible thread.

T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)

2015 / France / 7 min

Produced and Directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
Choreography and Dancing by Aïpeur Foundou
Music Composed by Jon Hopkins
Cinematography by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi

Aïpeur Foundou is a Congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.

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

Groggy Grugg

2018 / United States / 4 min

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

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

a dancer flying through the air about to be caught by two on the ground


2013 / Romania / 12 min

Directed by Simona Deaconescu
Produced by Anamaria Antoci
Choreography by Simona Deaconescu
Dancing by Dragos Istvan Rosu, Razvan Stoian, Irina Stefan, Alexandra Balasoiu, Simona Deaconescu
Music Composed by Tibor Cari
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu RSC
Edited by Codrin Iftodi

The camera bursts into the heart of the dance while the music copes with the cruelty and fever of everyday’s warfare.

a dancer upside down hanging from her hips on a metal bar


2010 / Iceland + United Kingdom / 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music Composed by Bjarni Guðmundsson
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Saga Sigurðardóttir

Anything can be turned into a duet partner – even this yellow structure at Reykjavik’s harbor.

two dancers embrace face to face


2007 / United States / 6 min

Produced by Douglas Rosenberg
Choreography and Dancing by David Dorfman and Lisa Race
Music Composed by Arvo Part

OF THE HEART is a tender and moving duet for the camera that slowly unfolds in a windblown field in late fall. The film speaks of longing and desire and is a richly metaphoric movement portrait. The performance by Dorfman and Race is heartfelt and honest, stripped to its emotional core.

two dancers in black dresses dance facing away from the camera and looking out large windows out into a dense city

890 Broadway

2012 / United States / 4 min

Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Ching-I Chang & Jenny Tortorello
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Cinematography by Charles Caster-Dudzick
Edited by Marta Renzi

The duet of two women dressed to go out – but who never do.

two torsos, coated in a white powder, of a male and female - each touching their left shoulder


2012 / Denmark + Sweden / 9 min

Directed by Disa Krosness and Carl Olsson
Produced by Disa Krosness
Choreography by Disa Krosness
Dancing by Malin Sandberg and Anton Wretling
Cinematography by Carl Olsson
Sound Design by Andreas Lundmark

The sound of flour on skin, the echo of dripping water, the kneading of flesh. KNEAD is derived from intuition and with a wish to convey bodily experience, liberated from analysis and story-telling.

two clusters of white arrows (vectors) on a stark black background

Vector Paths

2008 / United Kingdom / 2 min

Directed by Chirstinn Whyte / Jake Messenger
Produced by Shiftwork
Dancing by Chirstinn Whyte
Music Composed by Chirstinn Whyte / Jake Messenger

A sequence of improvised movement is translated into vector paths constructed using the application Motion.

an x-ray view of a dancer's foot en pointe with injured spots noted

Beautiful Illusion

2011 / United Kingdom / 4 min

Produced and Directed by Jessica Taylor & Aaron Buckley
Choreography by Jessica Taylor & Aaron Buckley
Dancing by Olivia Ratcliffe
Music by Rebecca-Kate Leach
Edited by Jessica Taylor & Aaron Buckley

The beauty of a ballerina in an art gallery is contrasted with threatening red lights, which indicate her pain in executing the movement.

a female dancer stands underwater at the bottom of a deep swimming pool


2018 / France / 7 min

Directed by Julie Gautier
Produced by Spark Seeker, Les Films Engloutis
Choreography by Ophélie Longuet
Dancing by Julie Gautier
Music Composed by Ezio Bosso
Cinematography by Jacques Ballard
Edited by Jérôme Lozano

The rain falls like so many tears on a young woman dressed in a little black dress. We dive into her eyes as we dive into her soul drowned by sorrow. At the bottom of the water, the woman, lying on the floor, gently up and begins to dance.

a man, blurred from motion, leaps across the frame with a large body of water in the background

New London Calling

2010 / United States / 10 min

Directed by Alla Kovgan
Produced by Robert Richter
Choreography by Alissa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz
Featuring Kinodance
Dancing by Children of the Dual Language Middle School in New London, CT
Music by P. Andrew Willis and Ken Winokur
Cinematography by Mkrtich Malkhasyan
Edited by Alla Kovgan

An unsupervised tribe of 75 children take over the entire city of New London, creating rites and rituals through street games. Their vibrant spirit evokes hopes for the future but also melancholy for the glorious past of children’s culture which is disappearing from the streets of American cities.

a dancer with interlocking hands stands in a rundown house

Black Train is Coming

2011 / United States / 3 min

Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography and Dancing by eNinja & Joyntz Scott
Music Composed by Rev. J.M. Gates
Cinematography by James Tucker
Edited by John T. Williams

Blending an old time sermon with modern day Flex/Turf dance style, this film is based on the 1926 exhortation, “Death’s Black Train is Coming,” by the prolific black preacher, Rev. J.M. Gates, many of whose sermons were strong warnings of the hellish punishments that awaited sinners.

four dancers with long shadows stand on a large circle with the letter H in the center

The Shadow Drone Project

2017 / United Kingdom / 10 min

Directed by Charles Linehan
Choreography by Charles Linehan
Featuring Charles Linehan Co.
Dancing by Greig Cooke, Antonia Grove
Music Composed by Jonathan Clark
Cinematography by Karolis Janulis
Edited by Charles Linehan

watch the trailer

The Shadow Drone Project began by filming planned and unplanned events in civic and natural environments from an unmanned aerial vehicle. Shot in morning or late afternoon sunshine, the aerial viewpoint offers a unique cinematic perspective of dynamic patterning, where shadows of people and objects are sometimes revealed to be more present than their actual form. The film also deliberately identifies with the same viewpoint as surveillance techniques that cross legal and national borders, occupying the same downward gaze, but here set apart from its violent and military context.

a close up of two dancers, leaning in toward each other

Fall Off the Bone

2012 / United States / 4 min

Produced and Directed by Patrizia Herminjard
Choreography and Dancing by Adam Dickerson, Dolo McComb
Music by Adam Stone
Cinematography by Patrizia Herminjard

Quirky and tense, this duet is filmed in the ashes of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.

a dancer with arms and legs folded lays in a drawing


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.

a dancer in a paper dress that unfolds around her reaches one hand toward the sky


2022 / Mexico + United States / 7 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer and Rocio Luna
Dancing by Rocio Luna
Music Composed by Joaquin Lopez Chas
Cinematography by Ana Baer
Second Camera by Claudia Fragoso
Production Team by Ever Avila, Gerardo Avila, Carlos Fernandez

El lago de Cuitzeo -Cuitzeo’s lake, (Mexico’s second largest), is in danger of extinction. Urban development, change of land use, fires and negligence are provoking its imminent drought. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble.

two dancers running on a track in mid stride


2010 / United States / 3 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and Dancing by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland
Featuring BodyVox
Music Composed by William Goodrum
Cinematography by Mitchell Rose

One dance. Two minutes. Fifty locations.

a close up of a woman's hands cutting apples

5 Cuts

2010 / United States / 4 min

Directed by Joy French and Stephanie Tuley
Produced by Joy French
Choreography and Dancing by Stephanie Tuley
Music Composed by Antonín Dvořák
Music Performed by Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and Ivan Zenaty
Cinematography by Joy French

It takes five cuts to make an apple pie; the angst and ritual of these five cuts are explored in this intense kitchen drama.

a young dancer sits in front of an older dancer in a chair

Off Ground

2013 / Netherlands / 12 min

Directed by Boudewijn Koole
Produced by Iris Lammertsma
Choreography by Jakop Ahlbom
Featuring Jakop Ahlbom
Dancing by Louise Lecavalier, Antoine Masson
Music Composed by Alex Simu
Cinematography by Melle van Essen
Edited by Boudewijn Koole

Woman and boy, table and chair, wall and water – a simple, powerful duet.

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

Screening A

September 22, 2022 @ 2pm CST

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

Screening B

September 23, 2022 @ 2pm CST