SSF @ Moving Southwest Festival

in-person and virtual events in partnership with Museum of Dance

Documentary screening

  • in-person screening July 5, 2022 at 7:30pm
  • feature-length dance documentary The Infinite Ninth

International Shorts

  • Intenciones: an evening of Flamenco and Hoop Dancing, followed by an in-person screening July 9 & 10, 2022 at 5:30pm
  • films by Latin American artists and/or works that explore Hispanic, Latin American, or Caribbean Island heritage

Kids’ Shorts

  • available screening July 11-17, 2022
  • a free virtual screening for children and families

two women - one dark skinned and one light skinned - dance under an overpass in Dallas

Sans Souci is pleased to announce our newest screening partnership with Moving Southwest Festival. This unique festival, produced by Museum of Dance, will feature live dance performances and workshops, with screendance selections from three international festivals: Cinedanse, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, and Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. Our contribution to the collaboration consists of three programs: a feature documentary, The Infinite Ninth about a live dance production touring throughout Mexico during the pandemic; an international shorts program with works by Latin American artists and/or works that explore Hispanic, Latin American, or Caribbean Island Heritage; and a virtual screening with films curated for the kiddos.

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

Documentary Screening

July 5, 2022 at 7:30pm

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501

a group of male and female dancers with eyes closed, holding hands, mid-breath

The Infinite Ninth

2021 / Mexico / 61 min

Directed by Ricardo Yahuaca Vázquez, Jazim Meza Beltrán
Produced by Ricardo Yahuaca Vázquez
Choreography by Raúl Tamez
Featuring La Infinita Compañía
Cinematography by Juan Manuel, Yahuaca Vázquez

watch the trailer

At the beginning of 2020, La Infinita Compañia finds itself working on La Novena Sinfonía Danza Contemporánea for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday, then the world stopped. Raúl Tamez the director and choreographer of this dance theater play, decides to move on with the project. This documentary shows a historic moment in the life of the dancers and creators that form part of this play based on the legendary masterpiece by Beethoven, during one of the major health crises of modern times. How do you create a dance play in México under these circumstances?

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

International Shorts

July 9 & 10, 2022 at 5:30pm

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 85701

a dark skinned man with several white feathers attached to his clothing moves his arms while other people behind him clap


2018 / Netherlands / 13 min

Directed by Jan Pieter Tuinstra
Produced by Sanne Cousijn, Camiel Zwart
Choreography by Keren Levi
Dancing by Elvin Elejandro Martinez, Xavier Barthelemi, Zelda Dapaah, Joby Shayron Tremus, Guilliano Pinas, Marvin Oliveira, Cyril Adaine, Mattia Palumbo, Amber Vineyard, Naimah Janse, Debbie Ruijter, Natascha Ruimwij, and more
Music by Hexenschuss
Cinematography by Jan Pieter Tuinstra
Edited by Patrick Janssens

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.

three sets of light skinned hands undoing buttons on a person's shirt

To Dress a Body

2020 / Mexico / 7 min

Directed by Lissette Armendárizáriz, Daniel Luisáriz, José Olivaresáriz, Fe Rangel
Produced by Enrique Beas
Choreography and Dancing by Lissette Armendáriz, Daniel Luis, José Olivares, Fe Rangel
Music composed by Anastasia Vronski, Sergey Cheremisinov
Cinematography by Enrique Beas
Edited by Lissette Armendáriz
Styling by Lissette Armendáriz, Daniel Luis, José Olivares, Fe Rangel

In contact with the garment. In contact with the wind. The body in contact with another body? To dress a body. The wind catalyzing the movement where the body reacts to the garment. Body – garment. Body – wind. Body – body. The static results in movement. Between stability and the action of bodies, the movement is modified. Sometimes simultaneously. The skin’s color and texture is present in the steadiness, in the garment and in the space.

a split screen image repeated on both right and left of a man and woman looking through a window

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.

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.

a woman spins to turn away from a man with his hands placed on a dining table

Let’s Dance

2010 / United States / 2 min

Produced and Directed by Malia Bruker, Oscar Molina
Choreography and dancing by Eun Jung Choi, Guillermo Ortega Tanus
Featuring Da Da Dance Project
Music composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
Music performed by Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars
Filmmaker: Malia Bruker, Oscar Molina

Let’s Dance is a sensual black and white film that captures the relief that dance provides in everyday life.

twin dancers in tap boots and jeans sit side by side, with another man's face projected behind

Bad Hombre

2020 / United States / 3 min

Produced and Directed by Martin Lombard, Facundo Lombard
Choreography and Dancing by Martin Lombard, Facundo Lombard
Featuring Lombard Twins
Music by Antonio Sanchez
Cinematography by Andy Cao
Camera Operation by Andy Cao, Anai Garcia Medina

Artists / performers Martin and Facundo Lombard and five-time Grammy-winning drummer / composer Antonio Sánchez, tell, through the language of music and dance, the story of a man who struggles to make his voice heard and what this can cause.

one dancer holds a hand, leaning away from the group

Los Perros del Barrio Colosal

2021 / United States / 12 min

Directed by Omar Román De Jesús
Choreography by Omar Román De Jesús
Dancing by Rafael Cañals, Carlos Falú Sanchez, Rachel Seacrest, Ian Spring, Christian Warner, Spencer Weidie
Filmmaker: Drew L. Brown
Costumes by Omar Román De Jesús

watch the trailer

Through the exaggerated mannerisms of daytime television, the six characters of Los Perros del Barrio Colosal take us on a wild romp through the challenges of creative decision making. Diving dramatically into the adventure of an imagination yet to be physicalized, they ask us to consider the far side of the moments when our ideas threaten, with disjointed urgency, to swallow us whole.

a ballet dancer leaps acrobatically at a subway stop while other passengers go about their business

Moving Barcelona

2021 / United Kingdom / 6 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Choreography by Alex Ekman, Catherine Allard, Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring IT Dansa

Moving Barcelona is a magical realist dance story about the Catalonian capital, an autonomous region in the Spanish State contending with an identity crisis. A city with everything going for it is still haunted by the ghosts of its past and despite much progress, it finds itself unearthing old wounds. Narrated by celebrated actor, Pep Munné, who appeals for calm, there is a sense of reassurance that all is okay. The movement of the city however tells a different story, and he is resigned to the fact that things inevitably, are the way they are. Barcelonians, in pursuit of happiness, find themselves on a treadmill  to nowhere in a tale of modern day life. Moving Barcelona is the eighth film in an award-winning collection of works by the London-based film-maker, Jevan Chowdhury to capture the world as a stage. Life on the street in London, Paris, Brussels, Dallas, Prague, Yerevan and Athens have all been recorded in this growing canon.

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

Kids’ Shorts

July 11-17, 2022
free to watch here on our website

a light skinned ballerina in a dark room looks over her left shoulder and toward us


2018 / United Kingdom / 3 min

Produced and Directed by Andrew Margetson
Choreography by Will Tucket
Featuring The Royal Ballet
Dancing by Marianela Nuñez
Music composed by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Music performed by Nina Simone
Cinematography by Federico Alfonzo
Edited by David Webb

A strikingly intimate study of the great classical ballerina Marianela Nuñez as she dances to Nina Simone, choreographed by Will Tuckett.

a silhouette of two people dancing, drawn so that their bodies are composed of numerous rounded shapes

Hug Soon Comes (O Abraço Logo Vem)

2020 / Brazil / 2 min

Directed by Paulo Accioly
Produced by Paulo Accioly, Bagaceira Filmes, Pedro Krull
Choreography by Paulo Accioly, Jeane Rocha, Samuel Pitta
Dancing by Jeane Rocha, Samuel Pitta
Music composed by Igor Peixoto
Cinematography by Perola Pitta

The present has long been no more important than the future. Without two kisses, without forró or punch the clock. Everything is far, everyone is far, but the hug soon comes.

two people dressed in solid black to resemble human figures on posted signs, pose in front of a white brick wall

The Icons

2017 / United States / 4 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Ashley Roland, Jamey Hampton, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and dancing by Ashley Roland & Jamey Hampton
Featuring BodyVox
Music by William Goodrum
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose

Alternative interpretations of signage from America’s favorite generic couple, The Icons.

a man dressed in black dances on one knee in front of a bright red 1950s car while three other men in black watch from the background


2017 / United States / 5 min

Directed by Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Choreography by Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Featuring Concept o4
Dancing by Natasha Adorlee Johnson and Dalmacio Payomo
Music by Lender
Filmmaker: Max Sachar

Obstacles can sometimes pull us apart, but they can also create a force that binds us. This is the framework for this dream-like collaboration between Bay Area based indie rock band Lender, director/choreographer Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Concept o4 dancers, and Max Sachar, a feature film animation manager at Pixar. A single 5-minute choreographed shot, played backwards, follows a duet as they navigate complex obstacles and spaces.

The Wayward Wind

2017 / United States / 4 min

Directed by Steve Delahoyde, Monica Thomas
Produced by Steve Delahoyde
Choreography by Monica Thomas
Featuring montom arts
Dancing by Angela Luem, Danielle Gilmore, Michael O’Niell
Music by Carl Sondrol
Filmmaker: Steve Delahoyde

With music by Carl Sondrol, The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the idea of the “rambling man” on its head.

two women - one dark skinned and one light skinned - dance under an overpass in Dallas

Moving Dallas

2016 / United Kingdom / 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Beau Ethridge
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring Bruce Wood Dance Company
Dancing by Kimi Nikaidoh, Bruce Wood Dance Project; Nycole Ray, Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Isaiah Adams, Disko Boogie, Olga Pavlova, Paula Ulery-Reynolds, Sarita Venkatraman, Alpana Jacob, Asaf Mor, Lone Star Circus, and more
Music composed by Kye Kye
Cinematography by Beau Ethridge
Edited by Jevan Chowdhury

Eighty dancers from the Lone Star star city juxtaposed with the glassy dream that is Dallas as it stands today.