Our 17th Annual Festival: September 5-22, 2013
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140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Features: Circus, Family, Local, Spectacle, Unique venue, Wheelchair Accessible
Filter displayed shows: Neighborhood Fringe
Neighborhood: Kensington
Type: Interdisciplinary, Theater

Break/Drift/Resist by Tangle Movement Arts

3 dates from September 5 2013 - September 7 2013
Philadelphia Soundstages, 1600 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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    • Sep 05
    • Thursday, September 5, 2013,
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sep 06
    • Friday, September 6, 2013,
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sep 07
    • Saturday, September 7, 2013,
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sep 07
    • Saturday, September 7, 2013,
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Sometimes, opening a window for yourself slams a door on someone else. In this dynamic circus-theater show, nine women explore how groups adapt, transform, and absorb shock. Tangle's aerial acrobats ricochet from floor to ceiling, build connections, spark chain reactions, catch, collide, and clash.




Seven women climb ropes, spark chain reactions, catch each other, and explore how groups adapt, transform, and absorb shock. Tangle’s aerial acrobats ricochet from floor to ceiling in this dynamic circus-theater show, inspired by the friction and warmth of a close-knit community.


Break/Drift/Resist’s seven-women cast navigates a forest of aerial equipment, climb and pull each other, build complex structures. Tangle's movers collide and converge to diagram, in acrobatic movement, the way one person’s action can ripple through a group. Taking inspiration from urban landscapes, social networks, and lightning-bolt moments of change, Tangle brings its innovative aerial dance theater to the 2013 Philly FringeArts festival.



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. Flying Kite Media says, “This company tells a story in silks and syllables, giving new meaning to rising action.” Tangle is based in Philadelphia and has been a Philly FringeArts Festival favorite since its inception in 2010.




All sales are final. Ticket exchanges are for Festival Members only. If you are interested in becoming a Festival member, call the Box Office at 215.413.1318.

E-Tickets: There are no tickets to pick-up. All tickets are sent to you as a link in an e-mail. Tickets are required at the door and need to be scanned before entering. Bring your ticket as a print out or go green and display the QR code on your smart device.

Late Seating: Do not be late. If you arrive after the start time, you are not guaranteed entry.

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