Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema,

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

is a niche film festival specializing in dance cinema
and incorporating live performance.

Sample Reel

Frame from "Gaia" (2014)

Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler

View our 5-minute reel.

Upcoming Programs in Boulder, Colorado

Sans Souci at Atlas
Friday, Sept. 25, & Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
Different programs each evening.Free
Atlas Center for the Arts, Media,and Performance
University of Colorado
1125 18th St., Boulder CO 80309

Sans Souci at the Boe
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 & Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, 1:00 PM.
Different programs at each
Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut (26th & Walnut) St., Boulder, CO 80302

Sans Souci at Canyon Theater
Mondays, Nov. 9 & 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
Different programs each evening.Free
Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302


Welcome to our new look

Sans Souci logo featuring Loie Fuller in 'La danse blanche'We've just revamped the look of our website. The new site features a wider display with a brighter theme and will continue to evolve. If you have difficulties or comments, feel free to contact the webmaster at View our colophon to read more about the new theme and logo.

Our Annual Calendar

Our next Call for Entries to go out in Spring 2016, probably April,
with a Final Submission Deadline in early Summer and
the Annual Festival will be in the Fall, probably September.

If you'd like to be notified when the Call for Entries goes out,
please sign up for our mailing list on our Contact page.

Being a Video-Choreographer
International Journal of Screendance

Ana Baer, our Artistic Co-Director, was published in current issue of The International Journal of Screendance, Vol. 5 (2015).

Ana shares her views on creating and curating Dance Video in this article entitled Being a Video-Choreographer: Describing the Multifaceted Role of a Choreographer Creating Screendance, coauthored with Heike Salzer of Tees Dance Film Fest.

A frame from Strönd/Beach, 2010,
Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson.

The article is published in tandem with the Tees Dance Film Fest (UK, May 14, 2015) where many of the films cited in the article are screened. See the Sans Souci program.

Curatorial Criteria

Curatorial Criteria: We're interested in film and video works that integrate dance and cinematography. When choosing works for exhibition and installation we consider thoughtful forms and themes, investigative / innovative / experimental approaches, production values, audience appeal, and how the piece will fit with or complement others we are considering. None of these criteria is a must; none are more important than the others; excellence in any one or two areas may be sufficient for acceptance. Shorts are preferred. Documentaries and animations will be considered. Note that we are not interested in simple recordings of dance on a proscenium stage — cinematic elements must be an integral part of the entry.

Film, Video, Camera, Cinema?

We thought about calling ourselves a Dance Film Festival, a Video Dance Festival, a Dance Video Festival, a ScreenDance Festival, or a Dance for Camera Festival but we settled on Festival of Dance Cinema because that seems to cover the bases best.