A series of three different in-person screenings at the Dairy Arts Center’s Boedecker Theater.
Sans Souci is pleased to announce our return to the Boedecker Theater! Program lineups below.
Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
I. Dancing on the Planet
Weight of the Moon
2021 / United States / 10 min
A 10-minute dance film exploring the interconnected and reciprocal relationship between body and ocean; a conversation where we experience ourselves not as the center, but as a thread in a larger fabric of being.
2021 / France / 9 min
We spin around the night consumed by the fire.
2020 / Australia / 23 min
In reaction to the pandemic, 27 dancers defy the consequences of the lockdown – no work, no contact, no live performance – through the use of a drone to capture their dance from a distance. A study in isolation, connection and moving in precarious spaces.
The Air Before Me
2021 / United States / 5 min
The Air Before Me is a short dance film that connects ethereal space and light with human agency in a continual affirmation of the present’s power.
2020 / United Kingdom / 20 min
Neo classicist dance with specially composed live music tells tales inspired by the colourful yet ruthlessly competitive Uttarayan kite festival, highlighting the parallels with today’s divided societies.
WECreate Spaces: Morelia
2020 / Mexico / 4 min
In WECreate Spaces: Morelia the artists explore the urban landscapes of Morelia, Mexico, a city that exemplifies the dichotomy found in colonial places featuring the eclectic richness of their architecture and the dilapidated parts of the town. Tuning into the environment through improvisation, the dancers, camera-person and musician create a collaborative knowledge that illuminates their multi-layered sensibility of understanding the world through the body. Generating affective spaces, highlighting the artist’s relations to environment, artist to artist and artist to locals. The serendipitous encounters with the passers-by add a flavour that transforms the usual into extraordinary, portraying the tonality, mood and atmosphere of this joyful and vibrant place.
Dear Tree, Please Don’t Spill on Our Grave.
2021 / Sweden / 15 min
Dear Tree, Please Don’t Spill on Our Grave. tells a short story about the history of humankind. In an attempt to make sense of it all, the film originates from a somewhat dry research to “How did we get here?” and “What is that ‘here’ anyway?” Of course this leads to nothing but more questions. So here is a clunky film about adventurous Anna, who lives in a toilet, and who accidentally throws herself a surprise party.
2020 / United States / 5 min
Rebirth takes us on one man’s journey through the evolution of consciousness by connecting with the elements and Nature’s metaphysical powers.
II. Dancing as Ourselves
Men in Charge
2021 / Canada / 37 min
Tracking the antics of the performance group kloetzel&co., Men in Charge documents the development of the satirical dance theatre work “It began with watching.” Through a physical and artistic representation of a sector enthralled by alternative facts, this film provokes audiences to reconsider the cunning, and sometimes comical, intersection of art and politics.
2020 / United States / 53 min
Ballerina Boys celebrates Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, whose male ballerinas have for 45 years taken great risks to practice their dazzling version of ballet parody. This is a beautiful, funny film, yet it asks viewers to face issues of gender, inclusion, and social justice. Ballerina Boys interweaves a tour of the Carolinas (center of efforts to walk back LGBTQ rights) with portraits of the dancers and the survival saga of the Company itself – a story that begins at the Stonewall Tavern in 1969 and culminates in “Stars and Stripes Forever” at the Stonewall 50th Anniversary Celebration where 15 drag queens, in red, white, and blue tutus, exult in a moment of unabashed patriotism. Ballerina Boys is intimate and panoramic, historical and immediate. Now the world can look up to heroes who actually DO wear tights!
III. Dancing Through the Holidays
When Snow Falls
2020 / United States / 10 min
The best things happen while you’re dancing! The holidays celebrated through music and dance!
2021 / United States / 13 min
RadioBody is a collaboration with composer Mike Lauer exploring the jazz sensibilities and human toil and triumph embedded in the work of pioneering alt-electronic band Radiohead.
The Secret Theatre
2020 / United Kingdom / 57 min
In a deserted city, a young boy stumbles into a theatre. He wanders through the auditorium, where rows of velvet chairs, draping curtains and chandeliers seem to lie in lonely wait for audiences to return. The theatre may be empty, but the show will go on… Starring characters from our most popular festive ballets, the worlds of the Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy collide when the theatre bursts into life. In this spectacular feature-length film, you’ll be treated to an extraordinary show filled with acrobats, snowflakes, clowns, princes and – of course – beautiful ballerinas.