Miniball Brings Fringe Festival Energy to Old City for 10 Days December 8-18

-Courtesy of Perpetual Motion PR

After an incredibly successful and massive month-long run during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Cannonball Festival is returning with its small and mighty off-shoot Miniball. Miniball is a 10-day smaller version of Cannonball. Running December 8-18 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, this eclectic performance festival will feature returning audience favorites from this year’s Cannonball Festival alongside brand-new performances and touring works. 12 extraordinary shows from risk-taking independent artists run the gamut from contemporary circus, tour de force dance theater, and auto-theater to clown and immersive works. Some festival shows are appropriate for audiences of all ages. Repretatory style performance schedules allow audiences to see up to three and sometimes five back to back performances. Each show will have multiple performances. Ticket prices are $20, with $50 supporter level tickets and pay what you can levels. $35 Blind Date tickets are available for all shows, where audiences can be paired with a stranger to experience a performance and share drinks and conversation. More information can be found at the festival’s website www.cannonball festival.org

Miniball is a micro-version of Cannonball Festival featuring encores of previous Cannonball shows, as well as other works not featured in the festival before, to keep the spirit of Cannonball sailing strong throughout the year.  Miniball presents back-to-back performances of genre-defying, risk-taking shows. Twelve award-winning, audience acclaimed works will take the stage at Christ Church Neighborhood House. In between shows, audiences can enjoy delicious food and beverages from pop-up vendors, discover interactive “Idle Hands” installations, and cheer for the upcoming new year at the bar in our Great Hall lounge. Miniball has everything audiences need to heat up chilly winter evenings!

Cannonball audience favorites Rose Luardo, Linnea Bond, skullsdotcom, and Shavon Norris return to the festival after sold out Cannonball in September. Festival producer Almanac will also present three performances of I HEAR YOU AND I’D LIKE TO RESPOND, after its shortened run during Cannonball. New programming includes Philadelphia juggler Zak McAllister’s TRICK MACHINE, a deeply personal showcase of his incredible skills, and Chicago-based Juan Carlos Claudio’s MEMORIBILIA, an acclaimed clown show from the Puerto Rican American artist. Almanac co-founder Adam Kerbel will premiere MOTION SICKNESS, a solo dance piece that invites audience improvisation. Audiences can see evenings of short works curated by Annie Wilson, Megan Abdel-Moniem, and more in the VISIONS series, while brand-new pairings of some of Philly’s hottest artists will SMASH together for an exciting new performance experiments.

For tickets and complete line-up info, click here.

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