This week we focus on social justice and the environment through film, celebrate Valentine’s Day on a small stage, and honour Black History Month in dance.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Vancouver’s documentary film festival focusing on social justice and the environment returns. This year the Just Film Festival (Feb 11-13) features 13 Vancouver premieres with films that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the globe.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]French may be the language of love, but dance may very well be the art of love. This year Dances for a Small Stage explores amour with a special Valentine’s Edition (Feb 11-14). The stage may be small, but the emotions will be big as the artists explore the many faces of love.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap] In celebration of Black History Month, New Works presents I Have A Dream (Feb 12), by Vancouver-based dancer and choreographer Troy McLaughlin. The dance, live music and storytelling hybrid highlights and acknowledges the artists and leaders that had a crucial role in the road to freedom for African Americans, culminating in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.