Tangle Movement Arts, a seven-woman aerial dance company based in Philadelphia, is bringing an innovative mix of dance, theater, and aerial acrobatics to FringeArts on September 10-12 with its new show The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct.
Tangle Movement Arts is a circus arts company with a contemporary twist, whose performances mix traditional circus like trapeze and acrobatics with dance, theater, and live music to tell a multi-dimensional story. Tangle’s work is devised collaboratively by its all-female ensemble to reflect individuals of diverse identities with an emphasis on queer and female experience.
The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct was created to be a dynamic circus-theater exploration of how to greet strangers, when to take out the recycling, and what it means to find home. During the show, Tangle’s acrobats will swing from the trapezes, cartwheel across the dinner table, and lift each other out of trouble in this new show merging circus arts, dance and theater.
“We’re really proud of The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct’s unique mix of dance, theater, and aerial acrobatics—a contemporary circus style that’s perfect for the FringeArts Festival,” says Tangle founder Lauren Rile Smith in a release. “Our show is about what happens when strangers suddenly get close. It creates relationships charged with awkwardness and possibility—for anger, for romance, for rearranging lives. We stitch these relatable moments into the surreal world of Tangle’s circus-theater, with a house made out of aerial silks and relationships that include the literal, physical support of an acrobatics partner in a trapeze duet.”
Tangle has been a participant in the FringeArts Festival since its inception in 2011.
The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct
Philadelphia Soundstages (1600 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122).
Thursday, September 10, 8:00pm
Friday, September 11th, 8:00pm
and Saturday, September 12 @ 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Get your ticket on tangle-arts.com
Photo by Michael Ermilio, featuring Maura Kirk, Lee Thompson, Sal Nicolazzo, Kate Aid, Lauren Rile Smith, and Tiffany Holder.