Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema & Hole Dance Films
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Saturday Nov 14, 2015


Dancers' Workshop is pleased to partner with the international Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema to present this first-ever evening of dance films in Jackson. In this first year at DW, the festival will give viewers a taste of several genres of dance film with screenings of both documentaries and short art films. DW's own Hole Dance Films, founded by local dancers and filmmakers Carrie Richer and Kate Kosharek, will share the screen with the juried Festival films during the Shorts Screening, offering two new short films of their own, and they invite the audience to join them for a reception celebrating their newest creations. 


Dancers' Workshop presents     



Photo Credit: a frame from "Outside in" (2011) Sweden, directed by Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sj√∂vik, produced by Annelie Gardell


Saturday, November 14, 2015

4:30PM - Documentary Screening

7:30PM - Shorts Screening & 

Hole Dance Films reception

Meet the filmmakers reception with Hole Dance Films following the evening screening, treats provided by Persephone Bakery.


Individual Screening - $12 / Festival Pass - $20

DW Youth Students attend for FREE




prices include all Box Office fees





For More Information on Sans Souci Film Festival- CLICK HERE


Film Festival Line Up:




Bookin’, 2013, 17 min

Produced and Directed by John Kirkscey

Choreography and Dancing by LaShonte Anderson, Dylan G-Bowley, Rafael Ferreras, Jonathan Gaston

Music by Jonathan Kirkscey

Cinematography by Billie Worley

Edited by John Kirkscey


Jookers and ballet dancers fuse styles to a mix of hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint. (USA)


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Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty, 2012, 38 min

Produced and Directed by Jeffrey Ruoff

Choreography by Pilobolus

Dancing by Nile Russell, Matt Del Rosario, Jun Kuribayashi, Eriko Jimbo, Winston Brown, Annika Sheaff, Christopher Whitney

Music composed by Jon Appleton, Paul Sullivan, Battles

Music performed by Jon Appleton, Paul Sullivan, Battles, Kronos Quartet

Cinematography by Justin Schein

Edited by Anne Alvergue


In the 1960s, Pilobolus innovated a collaborative improvisational style that transformed modern dance. This film focuses on the life cycle of the company, its evolution, transformation, and regeneration. (USA)





Painted, 2011, 5 min

Directed by Duncan McDowall

Procuded by Sach Baylin-Stern

Choreography and dancing by Dorotea Saykaly

Music by Simon Marcheterre

Cinematography by Christophe Collette

Edited by Sebastien Delporte

Costume Design by Carla Romanoli


This choreographic portrayal of a building’s decay as a “decrescendo” illustrates the building’s retreat from the physical world, and Nature’s advance. (Canada)


Dance Like Your Old Man, 2006, 10 min

Directed by Gideon Obarzanek & Edwina Throsby

Produced by Chunky Move in association with Chequerboard Productions

Featuring Chunky Move

Dancing by Meaghan McHenry, Sara Black, Alexandra Dillon, Bec Reid, Penelope Bartiau & Ros Warby

Music by various artists

Cinematography by Cordelia Beresford

Edited by Simon Njoo


Six women imitate their dads’ dancing in a film about fathers as seen through the eyes of their daughters. These unseen men come to life through the dances and reflections of their children. (Australia)


890 Broadway, 2012, 4 min

Directed by Marta Renzi

Produced by And Dancers, Inc.

Choreography by Marta Renzi

Dancing by Ching-I Chang & Jenny Tortorello

Music by Kevin MacLeod

Cinematography by Charles Caster-Dudzick

Edited by Marta Renzi


A duet of two women dressed to go out, but who never do. (USA)


Black Train Is Coming, 2011, 3 min

Produced & Directed by John T. Williams

Choreography by ENinja and Joyntz Scott

Dancing by ENinja and Joyntz Scott

Music composed by Rev. J.M. Gates

Cinematography by James Tucker

Edited by John T. Williams


Blending an old time sermon with modern day Flex/Turf dance style, this film is based on the 1926 exhortation, “Death’s Black Train is Coming,” by the prolific black preacher, Rev. J.M. Gates, many of whose sermons were strong warnings of the hellish punishments that awaited sinners. (USA)


Training Session, 2010, 6 min

Directed by Christian Lalumière

Produced by Émilie Heckmann

Choreography by Hélène Blackburn

Dancing by Roxane Duchene-Roy, Daphnée Laurendeau, Pierre Lecours, Susan Paulson & George-Nicolas Tremblay

Music by Nicolas Bernier

Cinematography by Jonathan Decoste

Edited by Thiery Laberge


Five athletes train with specific gestures and movements. A simple workout routine is transformed into a ballet where the athletes fit together like the notes of a symphonic musical score and rhythmic repetition punctuates the resulting dance. (Canada)


Elon + Emmanuelle, 2012, 7min

Directed by Natalie Galazka

Produced by Natalie Galazka & Melissa C. O’Brien

Choreography by Elon Höglund & Emmanuelle Lê Phan

Dancing by Elon Höglund & Emmanuelle Lê Phan

Music by Garth Stevenson

Cinematography by Melissa C. O’Brien

Edited by Ross Baldisserotto


Charmed dancers observe their own duet in a magical street art fantasy. (USA)


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Moving Upstream, 2014, 6 min

Directed by Carrie Richer

Produced by Hole Dance Films

Choreography by Kate Kosharek 

Dancing by Francesca Romo

Music by Madelaine German

Cinematography by Melinda Binks, 2nd Camera by Katy Bell

Edited by Carrie Richer


A solo traveler embarks on a struggle-filled journey through the winter wilderness with a backpack nearly as big as she. (USA)


Rooms, 2013, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Paul Sarvis

Choreography by Ana Keilson & Paul Sarvis

Dancing by Ana Keilson

Music composed by Lou Harrison - Suite for Violin and American Gamelan: Air

Music performed by Abel-Steindberg-Winant Trio

Cinematography by Jayson Labozzo and Andrew Reed

Edited by Jennifer Lilly


Familiarity, shelter, entrapment, memory, age, and youth are the themes of this solo in a bare room. (USA)


ONDEK, 2013, 6 min

Directed by Louis-Martin Charest

Produced by Simon Lebrun & Pascal Pelletier

Choreography by Veronica Felisi & Giulia Tripoli

Dancing by Alex Francoeur, Jeffrey T Wolfe, Michael Malagisi, Jonathan Loyer, Tina Desrochers

Music by Fun

Cinematography by Arnaud Dumas

Edited by Guillaume Marin


Dance party! (Canada)


Outside In, 2011, 10 min

Directed by Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik

Produced by Annelie Gardell

Choreography and dancing by Tover Skeidsvoll

Music by Johannes Burström

Cinematography by Petrus Sjövik

Edited by Nils Moström


Introspectively filmed by an intrusive crew, Cecilia dances inside a forest inside a studio. (Sweden)


Natural Selection, 2013, 6 min

Produced and Directed by David Fishel

Choreography and Dancing by Carlye Eckert

Music by Carl Sondrol / Marvin Lin

Filmmaker: David Fishel


One woman’s whimsical battle against rigid forms. (USA / Sweden)


Housewarming, 2015, 9 min

Directed by Carrie Richer

Produced by Hole Dance Films

Choreography by Kate Kosharek

Dancing by Michaela Ellington and Luke Zender

Music by Madelaine German

Cinematography by Katy Bell, Embellish Pictures

Edited by Carrie Richer


A fun-loving couple prepares for a housewarming party in their new home, cooking, cleaning, decorating and dressing in their best, until… (USA)



With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, and based in Boulder, Colorado, this unique festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.


What was first envisioned as 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. With ten years of annual festival experience, Sans Souci has exhibited 317 works submitted by about 200 artists from countries all over the world, including: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, and USA. Our international tours have brought works to Mexico (2004, 2006 & 2012), Germany (2007 & 2009), Spain (2010), and Trinidad & Tobago (2004).



Founded by Carrie Richer and Kate W. Kosharek, Hole Dance Films is a program of Dancers’ Workshop. HDF is a unique production company that specializes in dance film, creating work for the screen as well as live dance and performance work. Hole Dance Films’ philosophy is to guide the audience to view and understand dance by capturing everyday human activity through choreography, and each production explores movement and place, featuring dances within a wide spectrum of environments. Hole Dance Films has produced several short films that have been screened by both national and international film festivals.  HDF strives to gain exposure for screen dance and the innovative use of media within the arts in the Jackson community and beyond.



A dancer/filmmaker based in Jackson, Wyoming, Carrie Richer graduated from Bates College with a BA in Dance and earned her MFA in Film at San Francisco State University. She has performed with Contemporary Dance Wyoming under the direction of Babs Case since 2008, and her extensive background in modern dance adds a unique perspective to her film work. Currently Carrie directs Hole Dance Films and credits Jackson’s unique environment and artist community for feeding her artwork. When not making films, Carrie works for the Center for the Arts, where she handles art in public spaces and development. Carrie was awarded the artist fellowship in Film through the Wyoming Arts Council (2010) as well as a WAC Individual Professional Development Grant (2010 & 2013). She thrives in interdisciplinary and collaborative creative processes and is honored to work among the talented artists that participate in Hole Dance Films’ last eight years of productions.



Kate W. Kosharek received her BFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2005 and currently resides in Jackson, WY where she works at Dancers’ Workshop as a choreographer, teacher and performer. Through DW’s outreach program, Kate has taught creative movement and dance technique throughout Wyoming. Kate has performed with Contemporary Dance Wyoming, Wild Space Dance Company, and in works by Heidi Latsky, Zvi Gotheiner, Susan Marshall, Elisa Monte, Alan Sener, Shouze Ma, and Bella Lewitsky. Kate has choreographed several stage productions and has an extensive background in site-specific performance. Intrigued by the collaborative process, Kate has worked with musicians, filmmakers, poets and visual artists in her dance making. In 2008, Kate co-founded Hole Dance Films with Carrie Noel Richer, creating films such as Blue’s not the word…, Winter Migration, and An After Dinner Drink. Hole Dance Films’ work has been screened extensively both in the USA and internationally. Kate has been awarded grants through the Wyoming Arts Council for individual professional development and through the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole.



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