Elements of Friction

Elements of Friction at the Icebox Project Space

When everything is wrong, do you ground yourself first–or charge into the flames? Tangle Movement Arts presents Elements of Friction, an evening-length circus-theater experience premiering at the Icebox Project Space on March 23-24, 2018. In this all-new collection of contemporary circus arts, trapeze and aerial silks play out elemental tensions, inspired by the rhythms of nature and the power of collective action.

Tangle’s acrobats spark connection, flow between worlds, absorb new ideas, and drift into fresh territory. Mixing live music, dynamic acrobatics, and video installation by immersive digital artist Carver Audain, Tangle’s ten-woman cast searches for balance as stone strikes flame and wind ripples water. Elements of Friction offers a patchwork of strategies, a toolkit of renewal and resistance, and an explosion of aerial dance.

Tangle Movement Arts is a circus arts company with a contemporary twist, whose work integrates traditional circus like trapeze and acrobatics with dance, theater, and live music to tell a multi-dimensional story. Philadelphia Weekly says Tangle “blends circus-style acrobatics with a smart theatrical spin.”

WHERE: The Icebox Project Space (1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia PA 19122).
WHEN: Friday March 23rd (8pm) and Saturday March 24th (3pm and 8pm).
TICKETS: $15-$20 with discounts for students, artists, seniors, and groups.
FAQ: The performance is family-friendly, although not oriented towards children. Free street parking available. Sorry, not wheelchair accessible. Theater opens 30 minutes before showtimes. It is not necessary to bring your printed ticket. Contact info@tangle-arts.com or call 215-266-6215 with questions.

Elements of Friction at the Icebox Project Space