The Cannonball Festival is running for the month of September at the Maas Building with selected performances at Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts.
Before the 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Fest commences on September 8, the Cannonball festival starts its annual partnership as a Fringe hub this weekend, living out its goal of presenting risk-taking, diverse and inclusionary independent artists “in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.”
Cannonball welcomes 300 plus performances of over 65 shows in uneasily defined genres such as circus, dance, theater, film, and more. Cannonball returns to the Maas Building from September 8th through 30th, and, for the first time, will bring its programming to the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts from September 1 through 18.
The Fringe’s CEO, founder and curator Nick Stuccio told me that partnerships such as the one he has shared with Cannonball for the last several seasons is downright “essential, not only to the Fringe and expanding its audience, but in sharing the work of so many diverse and radical artists.”
Radical is right. So is subversive. Inventive. Activist-driven and thought-provoking and often irrationally humorous and absurd. Comedian/artist Rose Luardo’s one-woman Pedestrian Circus certainly proves my theory. So does the work of Cannonball producers Mae West, Colby Calhoun, and the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre who premiere its newest piece at Cannonball Festival.