About

Tangle Movement ArtsTangle 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, and reflects individuals of diverse identities, with an emphasis on queer and female experience. Based in Philadelphia, Tangle has been a Philly FringeArts Festival favorite since its inception in 2011. (Photo by Michael Ermilio.)

“A distinctive brand of circus-dance-theater…” —Josh McIlvain, FringeArts blog

“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

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

“A striking presentation of artistry… luring the audience with intricate shapes and emotional authenticity.” —TS Hawkins, the Queer Review

Tangle is grateful to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund for general operating support, as well as to our friends at the Performance Garage where many of Tangle’s works are created.

Tangle receives state arts funding support through a grant from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Photos used across this website are by Michael Ermilio, Jill LeMin Lee, and Anne Saint Peter. For more information, or media inquiries: info@tangle-arts.com.

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