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Apr 10
An intimate, instant-long duet for trapeze and hoop— part of Timelines, which ran last weekend at Neighborhood House! Photo by Michael Ermilio, with more to come!

An intimate, instant-long duet for trapeze and hoop— part of Timelines, which ran last weekend at Neighborhood House! Photo by Michael Ermilio, with more to come!


Jan 20
Every morning in January I’ve spent an hour on trapeze as part of Fun-a-Day Philadelphia. My goal is to create a short series of aerial dance videos, but I’m also really appreciating the daily pocket of solitude, the sun rising over the Schuylkill, ice flowers formed fresh every night on the car windows, quiet conversation with my body, being alone with my music and the Performance Garage's beautiful stage. Getting placed outside my normal routine has stretched my sense of time like taffy— this month has felt twice as long! If you want to see what comes out of my trapeze diary experiment, come to the Fun-a-Day Philadelphia show on 2/7 and 2/8. 

Every morning in January I’ve spent an hour on trapeze as part of Fun-a-Day Philadelphia. My goal is to create a short series of aerial dance videos, but I’m also really appreciating the daily pocket of solitude, the sun rising over the Schuylkill, ice flowers formed fresh every night on the car windows, quiet conversation with my body, being alone with my music and the Performance Garage's beautiful stage. Getting placed outside my normal routine has stretched my sense of time like taffy— this month has felt twice as long! If you want to see what comes out of my trapeze diary experiment, come to the Fun-a-Day Philadelphia show on 2/7 and 2/8


Sep 2
The incredible Kathy McLean with Solace Photography visited a Tangle rehearsal and took this photo of me on trapeze. Our next show is this week, September 5-7 at the Philly FringeArts festival!

The incredible Kathy McLean with Solace Photography visited a Tangle rehearsal and took this photo of me on trapeze. Our next show is this week, September 5-7 at the Philly FringeArts festival!


Jul 21
tangle-arts:

Tangle’s Invert! at the Rotunda in 2013. Photo by Anne Saint Peter.

Tangle has its own tumblr now! Not that I’m making assumptions here, but if what you’re into is intense photos of strong women making shapes and holding each other up, then you should check it out.

tangle-arts:

Tangle’s Invert! at the Rotunda in 2013. Photo by Anne Saint Peter.

Tangle has its own tumblr now! Not that I’m making assumptions here, but if what you’re into is intense photos of strong women making shapes and holding each other up, then you should check it out.


Jul 13
Tangle made its NYC debut as part of the HOT! Festival at Dixon Place! We shared three audience favorites from Invert! and premiered a brand-new trapeze-and-ensemble piece from our new show in development, Break/Drift/Resist. Break/Drift/Resist will be part of the 2013 Philly FringeArts festival— check it out!

Tangle made its NYC debut as part of the HOT! Festival at Dixon Place! We shared three audience favorites from Invert! and premiered a brand-new trapeze-and-ensemble piece from our new show in development, Break/Drift/Resist. Break/Drift/Resist will be part of the 2013 Philly FringeArts festival— check it out!


Jun 14

Michael took a slew of incredible photos of our most recent tinycircus! It had rained for 24 straight hours before the show, and the ground was a rich sponge. But we had a lovely time!


May 20

philadelphiadancephoto:

Spent last evening at the closing show of Invert by Tangle Movement Arts at The Rotunda in Philadelphia. It was a great show, we will be posting a fair amount of shots in the upcoming days. Many thanks to Lauren Rile Smith for making it possible for me to attend.

We had an amazing time performing Invert! at the Rotunda! Thank you so much to Juan and Philadelphia Dance Photo Project for these lovely photos. I especially love the shot of my duo rope performance! 


May 8

Our friend and incredible photographer Mike Ermilio took these photos of Invert! in rehearsal at The Rotunda in West Philly. That 1500-lb cast-iron chandelier in the foreground makes a nice contrast to our 200-lb aluminum rig!


May 1

Our Sunday afternoon in one minute— check out this time-lapse video of Tangle and friends putting up our aerial rig inside The Rotunda! Our new show Invert! is May 16-18.


Apr 22
Sunburn, cherry blossoms, vegan junk food, trapeze in front of a couple hundred people. What a good Saturday! (Photo by Jill LeMin Lee.)

Sunburn, cherry blossoms, vegan junk food, trapeze in front of a couple hundred people. What a good Saturday! (Photo by Jill LeMin Lee.)


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