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SSF@Arvada Center: The World is Our Stage
November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15
If you’re new to dance film, this is the screening for you! In our second collaboration with Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, we’re highlighting selections from our 19th annual festival season. Featuring documentaries, music videos, and short dance films, this lineup hails from the Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Nigeria, Russia, Spain, and the U.K., and has a little something for everyone.
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is a niche film festival where choreography meets cinematography. Based in Boulder, we’ve been collecting an archive for the last 18 years from artists around the world, and screening dance films, documentaries, music videos, and more. With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities. We open an annual call for entries, distributed around the world, with submissions curated by a panel of active dance filmmakers. We facilitate gatherings from educational workshops to public screenings to professional development for artists. While our roots remain proudly in Boulder County (Colorado, USA), our branches reach many locales nationally and internationally, and continue to grow.
The program will include some styles you know and love — ballet, hip hop, and contemporary dance — and some styles you may not be as familiar with — aerial, artistic pole, and so much more. With viewers who have never experienced a dance cinema screening in mind, we’ve curated this particular program with as much variety as possible, illustrating the diversity, depth, and artistry of the films in the genre. This screening runs approximately 75 minutes.