New circus-theater in the 2016 FringeArts Festival! Sept. 14-17
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Newest show: Surface Tension

A Tinder date turns into a rocky relationship. A young professional works out which face to show the world. And an advice columnist scrambles to hide her own personal crisis. Tangle's acrobats ask how far we see beneath the surface of daily interactions in Surface Tension, an all-new circus-theater part of the 2016 FringeArts Festival. Six aerial dancers balance a mix of trapeze, aerial silks, partner dancing, and spoken word to explore life’s hidden currents, and push through the forces that pull us together.

Surface Tension‘s innovative mix of dance, theater, and aerial acrobatics premiered as part of the 2016 FringeArts Festival in Philadelphia.

Surface Tension - 2016 FringeArts Festival


"Tangle Movement Arts has a record of quality-yet-accessible shows—simultaneously lovely and exhilarating." --Julie Zeglen, Philadelphia City Paper

"This all-female company demonstrates their stunning aerial display of strength, creativity and imagination." --Gregory King, Philadelphia danceJournal

"A distinctive brand of circus-dance-theater..." --Josh McIlvain, FringeArts blog

"Tangle Movement Arts turns a series of hanging loops into a stand-in for examining precarious relationships." --Brian Schaefer, the New York Times

"Dazzling moments of theatricality... as much as the company wows with aerial feats, conveying a story is never too far behind. Tangle Movement Arts’ brand of theatre, dance, and aerial work in concert is far more than the sum total of its parts."--Peter Danelski, DCMetroTheaterArts

"A striking presentation of artistry... luring the audience with intricate shapes and emotional authenticity." --TS Hawkins, the Queer Review

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