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ReFlection

Toni Cannon

Details

Categories: Theater, Circus, Dance, Storytelling

Dates: September 14, 2023 - September 17, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space

Overview

ReFlection is a story of self-acceptance through the lens of a transmasculine experience and the milestones that shape how he views himself and the world around him. Through a powerful combination of circus arts, dance, and cinematic storytelling, we experience the joys and challenges of this deeply personal journey. As our protagonist learns to embrace his truth, we explore a time when what he sees in the mirror does not yet reflect who he is and thus reminding us of the lessons of love and trust that are dynamically essential to our lives.

Panel Pick! Panel Pick! ReFlection is the winner of the inaugural CSAW Award for New Circus Work from an Artist of Color at Cannonball, and was selected by a panel of working BIPOC circus professionals. 



Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Toni is consistently working on finding new ways to express himself through acrobatics. He finds the challenge thrilling, and very relatable to life's milestones. Toni started his circus career later in life, however that didn't stop him from diving deep into his new found love and passion. He has trained under amazing coaches like Master LuYi, and Dominik Wyss learning Chinese Pole, Partner Acrobatics, Hand to Hand, and been a part of phenomenal companies and productions like Circus Bella, The Rainbow is enuf, Topsy Turvy Circus, and This is Acrosanct.

Credits

  • Toni CannonConcept creator
  • choreographer
  • acrobat
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