Celebrating Black History Month, DJ Marc Fournier & master drummer Yoro Noukoussi are inviting you to this classic Vancouver dance party featuring the best in new and vintage African, Latin, Brazilian and tropical dance music !
Curated by Barbara Chirinos in partnership with VIFF Vancity Theatre’s Tom Charity, the annual Black History Month film series is a significant contribution to Vancouver’s cultural diversity.
This year’s program includes a free all-ages screening of the animated classic KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS (Sat Feb 2 at noon); the ground-breaking queer love story RAFIKI, a film which had a constitutional impact in its native Kenya (Feb 4), the acclaimed Oscar short-listed documentary HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING (Feb 4); an African superhero movie you need to see, SUPA MODO (Feb 11); concert doc JIMI HENDRIX – ELECTRIC CHURCH (Feb 11); a rousing slam poetry doc – followed by a poetry slam in our atrium! – DON’T BE NICE (Feb 12); a film about the first African American woman to run for President of the United States, CHISHOLM ‘72, UNBOUND AND UNBOSSED (Feb 25); Spike Lee’s BLACKKKLANSMAN (Feb 25); and Afro-futurist classic SANKOFA (Feb 26).
Academy Award Nominees: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS AFTERNOON (screening Feb 4) nominated for Best Documentary, and BLACKKKLANSMAN (screening Feb 25) with 6 nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.
Friday, Feb 1st – The Annex, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver
Sølvi Edvardsen’s MAN with dancer Sudesh Adhana
Created by one of Norway’s leading choreographers, Sølvi Edvardsen, MAN is a mesmerizing work exploring the possibilities of scenic expression based on one dancer’s potential – the maximal in the minimal. The theme is the conscious individual’s unending exploration of personal reality and the limits and boarders that we either impose on ourselves or that are placed on us by different external systems and situations – something that is only amplified when one is bicultural.