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2017 FringeArts Festival Philadelphia

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Life Lines’ by Tangle Movement Arts at Neighborhood House

Life Lines is a new, collectively-developed work by the all-female ensemble Tangle Movement Arts. Tangle’s work is mostly derived from circus arts, particularly aerial performance on trapeze and silks, accompanied by music, live and recorded. Tangle describes Life Lines as “aerial dance and vertical drama” depicting “the chain reaction of a community healing after sudden […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Surface Tension’ at Tangle Movement Arts

In Surface Tension, the Philadelphia-based circus arts company Tangle Movement Arts spotlights the skills of six female performers. They use ropes, swings, bungee cords, and aerial silks in a frequently dazzling display of aerial skill. The women of Tangle are almost constantly in motion, rising and descending on silks or spinning clockwise in a virtually […]

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Review: ‘RetroAct’ at Tangle Movement Arts in Philadelphia

When walking into Tangle Movement Arts’ RetroAct at the Neighborhood House in Philadelphia, there is the immediate feeling that expectations may be defied. There is energetic music playing. Ropes and silks hang from the ceiling. Several trapeze wait, suspended, hinting at what’s to come.  Ultimately, it all feels a little less like theatre and a little […]

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