Elements of Friction (2018)
When everything is wrong, do you ground yourself first–or charge into the flames? Elements of Friction. an evening-length circus-theater experience, premiered at the Icebox Project Space in March 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. Vist Philadelphia says, “One of the city’s most exciting circus arts performance groups presents a new show of impressive acts.”