Frost Bites Festival kicks off Thursday

Hamilton’s first site-specific, winter theatre festival features a diverse array of hot local artists (film makers, dancers, playwrights, choreographers, and more) presenting short performance ‘bites’ throughout the building and grounds of The Cotton Factory, a historic heritage factory at 270 Sherman Ave North.

A featured event in the City of Hamilton’s 2016 Winterfest, Frost Bites promises to heat up Hamilton during the coldest month of the year! Relax in the Festival Lounge and select your own schedule of shows each evening. The 7 artistic companies each present their piece multiple times, with over 30 performances each day. A single ticket ($20) earns you entry into as many performances as you can manage in a day or purchase a Frequent Frost Pass ($35) to return each night of the festival!

“This festival is representative of so much of what I find unique and exciting about the Hamilton arts scene right now. An incredible line up of artists present explosive short works against the backdrop of this beautiful former-industrial building. It has been so fun to watch this work taking shape- we can’t wait to share it with Hamilton!” says Claire Calnan, Executive Director. The Hamilton Festival Theatre Company, the organization that produces the Hamilton Fringe Festival each July, presents Frost Bites. The new site-specific winter festival is curated and produced in partnership with emerging theatre artists, as part of the Hamilton Fringe’s ALERT program (Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training) Site-specific performances will take place for 4 days in February and will feature performance “bites” by To The Pointe Dance Projects, Mooncalf Theatre, Unveiled Productions, Proper Slang, Sector N Collective, Shepherd’s Pie Productions and One Small Drop. A Hamilton first, we hope this innovative and inspired site-specific winter festival will become a part of every Hamiltonian’s winter experience for many years to come!

FROST BITES: A Site Specific Winter Festival
February 11-14, 2016
Feb 11, 12, 13 at 7pm AND Feb 14 at 1pm
The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N.
Tickets: $20, Frequent Frost Pass $35 (full 4 day access, limited number available)
For more information: hamiltonfringe.ca/frost-bites-festival/

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