This event is part of the 2014 Philly Queer Media series

When:

  • Thursday April 3, 2014. 8:00 – 9:40 pm
  • Friday April 4, 2014. 8:00 – 9:40 pm
  • Saturday April 5, 2014. 3:00 – 4:40 pm
  • Saturday April 5, 2014. 8:00 – 9:40 pm

WhereChrist Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street). Philadelphia, PA

Cost & audience$15-20 with discounts for students, artists, and seniors. Buy tickets here. All ages, all are welcome. Performance is family-friendly, although not oriented toward children.

Event description

On April 3-5, 2014, Tangle Movement Arts premieres Timelines, an aerial dance theater exploration of time and the female body. In Timelines, Tangle’s aerial dance theater delivers a highly kinetic meditation on female bodies in time, delivering Tangle’s characteristic “unexpected visual elements and fearless personal narrative” (Edge Philadelphia). A dancer swings on the pendulum of a giant clock as it ticks down moments. An acrobat echoes life evolving on earth millennia ago, rising out of the ocean and into the air via body contortion and aerial rope. Two vaudevillians can’t quite resolve their comic timing on the trapeze. And a daydreaming secretary in a 1950s office escapes to a radical future in which people and relationships connect in profoundly different ways. Past, present, and future collide in an acrobatic drama of swinging trapezes and suspended fabric.

Tangle Movement Arts

Tangle Movement Arts is a circus arts company with an interdisciplinary focus, whose work integrates traditional circus like trapeze and acrobatics with dance, theater, and live music to tell a multi-dimensional story.

Tangle’s work reflects individuals of diverse identities, with an emphasis on queer and female experience, and is devised collaboratively by its all-female ensemble.

Tangle is based in Philadelphia and has been a Philly FringeArts Festival favorite since its inception in 2010.

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