In Transit (2019)
Nine women climb silks and hang from trapezes as subway rides and bus stops become a platform for aerial dance and intimate moments between strangers. Tangle Movement Arts presents an acrobatic investigation of city life, love and longing, public-transit drama, queer love triangles, and the in-between spaces of transit and telephone calls. Mixing live music, acrobatic movement, and theatrical magic, In Transit premiered at Old City’s Neighborhood House in September 2019, part of the 2019 Fringe Festival.
Tangle’s all-female cast swings, balances, and flies above the daily grind and remarkable surprises of our routine paths. In Transit travels through unexpected connections, quick changes, and private lives colliding in public spaces—as Tangle’s acrobats transcend the daily commute to find love, frustration, and missing umbrellas.
Broad Street Review wrote, “An evocative, kinetic performance… a scattered symphony of love, surprises, routine, unexpected connections, and glances into private lives in public places that could easily be missed if you aren’t looking.”
For the creation of In Transit, Tangle received 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.