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Sans Souci: For your dance viewing pleasure

Sans Souci
Sans SouciAna Baer, Sans Souci

Opening this weekend is the dance for camera festival “Sans Souci”, which shines a light on the beauty of movement captured on film. “Sans Souci”, which is french for no worries, is the brainchild of Artists Michelle Ellsworth and Brandi Mathis, who realized their shared passion for creating and viewing dances conceived specifically for the screen. Soon after their initial discussion, which incidentally happened on the porch of a mobile home in the Sans Souci trailer park in Boulder, the festival was established and is now celebrating its 11th anniversary.

Initially anticipated to be a “an informal gathering of local dance video artists screening their works on a white wall in a trailer is now an international festival with submissions from all over the world.”

Co-Director, dancer and film artist Tara Rynders explained her love and passion for Dance for Camera. "I love dance for camera because it offers an intimate look into movement and the world of dance that is not available to us by proscenium performance. Dance for cameras can take us all over the world to a grassy valley in Ireland or a basement in Austria. Editing also opens up another world of what dance can look like on the screen. It can also help lead the viewer in what they are taking in , feeling, and experiencing. Don't get me wrong their is nothing like live performance, nothing, however I do love the journey I am taken on when watching dance on a screen."

With several weekends of showings, a variety of highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, the festival will offer the audience a vast array of film, videos and installations. There is most certainly a plethora of options for all audience members, with each program unique and different. Check out all of the showings below!

Friday and Saturday
September 5th and 6th
ATLAS Building, Black Box Theatre, CU Boulder
1125 18th St. (1 block north of Euclid Auto Park)
7:00: Video Installation
7:30: Screenings
FREE Admission
Different programs each evening

Upcoming Screenings
(all different programs)
Sundays, Sept. 21 & Oct. 19, 1:00 PM
Boedecker Theater, Dairy Center for the Arts
Tickets: $6 - $11, 303-444-7328, tickets www.thedairy.org, at the door

Monday, October 6, 6:30 PM
Canyon Theater at Boulder Public Library • FREE