Life Lines (2017)

In one heartbeat, everything around you can shift. Featuring a signature blend of aerial dance, vertical drama, and live music, Life Lines navigates the shock of loss—of love, safety, freedom, or physical ability—as three women unspool very different stories of healing from the same unexpected change.

Strangers collide and are changed forever, empty rooms listen in, and women find their power in flight in this dynamic circus-theater show. Nine women use trapeze and aerial silks to climb above a world turned instantly upside-down. Innovative aerial storytelling explores the chain reaction of a community healing after sudden disruption, as Tangle’s acrobats learn to hold each other up—or leave each other hanging.

Life Lines premiered at Neighborhood House in Philadelphia’s Old City as part of the 2017 FringeArts Festival, in September 2017.

PA Council on the ArtsFor the creation of Life Lines, 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.