Happy New Year, Halifax!
To start 2020 off the best way we know, here are five shows we’re excited about in January:
1. Open Waters Festival
The annual Open Waters Festival (Jan 3-9) gets the party started with seven days of curated new and improvised music presented by Upstream Music Association. With dozens of shows to choose from this year’s line-up, there is something for any music lover. Visit upstreammusic.org for tickets and information.
Live Art Dance presents Montreal’s Tentacle Tribe’s Ghost (Jan 10-11). In this combination of contemporary dance, street dance and martial arts, six of Montreal’s best street dancers immerse themselves in the mysterious mechanics of breathing and interpret its life-giving rhythm. Visit liveartdance.ca for tickets and information.
3. Stéphane Tétreault & Denise Djokic
Cecilia Concerts starts off the new year with a concert performance from cellists Stéphane Tétreault and Denise Djokic (Jan 18). This young duo will perform a powerhouse program of works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Béla Bartók, Reinhold Glière, François Couperin, and Gian Carlo Menotti. Visit ceciliaconcerts.ca for tickets and information.
4. The Last Five Years
Neptune Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s very personal and intimate musical as its first new show of 2020. Told in an unconventional way, The Last Five Years (Jan 21-Feb 9) is the musical story of two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Visit neptunetheatre.com for tickets and information.
5. The Music of Pink Floyd
Symphony Nova Scotia gets the new decade off with the music from one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in the history of rock music. In The Music of Pink Floyd (Jan 24-26), the Symphony performs some of the band’s all-time greatest hits including a complete rendition of The Dark Side of the Moon. Visit symphonynovascotia.ca for tickets and information.