in-person and virtual events in partnership with Museum of Dance
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.
July 5, 2022 at 7:30pm
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The Infinite Ninth
2021 / Mexico / 61 min
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?
July 9 & 10, 2022 at 5:30pm
SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 85701
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.
To Dress a Body
2020 / Mexico / 7 min
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.
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.
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.
2010 / United States / 2 min
Let’s Dance is a sensual black and white film that captures the relief that dance provides in everyday life.
2020 / United States / 3 min
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.
Los Perros del Barrio Colosal
2021 / United States / 12 min
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.
2021 / United Kingdom / 6 min
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.
July 11-17, 2022
free to watch here on our website
2018 / United Kingdom / 3 min
A strikingly intimate study of the great classical ballerina Marianela Nuñez as she dances to Nina Simone, choreographed by Will Tuckett.
Hug Soon Comes (O Abraço Logo Vem)
2020 / Brazil / 2 min
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.
2017 / United States / 4 min
Alternative interpretations of signage from America’s favorite generic couple, The Icons.
TAKE YOUR TIME
2017 / United States / 5 min
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
With music by Carl Sondrol, The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the idea of the “rambling man” on its head.
2016 / United Kingdom / 8 min
Eighty dancers from the Lone Star star city juxtaposed with the glassy dream that is Dallas as it stands today.