The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct (2015)
When a new neighbor moves into the rowhouse next door, six longtime housemates spark with conflict, romance, trapeze duets—and the need for a very modern etiquette manual. The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct is a dynamic circus-theater exploration of how to greet strangers, when to take out the recycling, and what it means to find home.
“Subtle yet unrestrained… Tangle redefines artistic expression through a physically compelling art form.” — Gregory King, Philadelphia danceJournal
The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct premiered at the 2015 FringeArts Festival. Against a kinetic cityscape of suspended rope and silk walls, The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct investigates life’s unspoken rules and expectations. Tangle’s innovative all-female company negotiates queer connections, female strength, and what it means to live in community. Tangle’s acrobats swing from trapezes, cartwheel across the dinner table, and lift each other out of trouble in this new show merging circus arts, dance, and theater.
For the creation of The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct, 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.