Happy New Year, Vancouver!
To start 2020 off the best way we know, here are five shows we’re excited about in January:
1. VSO New Music Festival
We can think of no better way to start a new year and a new decade than with new music. The VSO New Music Festival (Jan 11-16) returns this year with a theme of (Re)Creation in a series of recreated concerts. Visit vancouversymphony.ca for tickets and information.
2. The WonderWombs
New Zealand’s circus theatre company The Dust Palace returns to Vancouver as part of The Cultch’s 4th annual Femme Series. In The WonderWombs (Jan 14-19), seven female and non-binary performers weave intersectional feminist ideas with the magic of circus. Visit thecultch.com for tickets and information.
The Cultch and DanceHouse join forces to present Unikkaaqtuat (Jan 22-25), a multidisciplinary production featuring circus, storytelling, music, and video highlighting the Inuit people, their traditions, and vision for the future. Visit thecultch.com for tickets and information.
4. International Guitar Night
Four innovative and accomplished acoustic guitarists from Britain, Turkey, Finland and Hawaii come together for International Guitar Night (Jan 25). While each will perform solo, they will also come together in duets and quartets for an evening of acoustic guitar music. Visit masseytheatre.com for tickets and information.
After a decade as part of Chic Gamine, the recently transformed Alexa Dirks has transformed herself into mononymous singer-songwriter Begonia (Jan 31) and will perform from her deeply personal debut LP Fear. Visit shadboltcentre.com for tickets and information.