Tangle travels across time with all-new aerial dance showcase Timelines

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Tangle Movement Arts presents Timelines, a dynamic dance theater show from Philadelphia’s innovative aerial artists. Tangle’s nine-woman cast mixes traditional circus arts, like aerial acrobatics and tumbling, with dance, theater, and spoken word to present a highly kinetic meditation on female bodies in time.

From a wistful look at how our bodies change with age to an extravagant story of time travel into an unknown future, Timelines uses aerial dance and theater to explore our fantasies and fears of time, delivering Tangle’s characteristic “unexpected visual elements and fearless personal narrative” (Edge Philadelphia).

A dancer twists 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 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 experiences, 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.

Timelines premieres at Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street) on April 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Tickets ($15-20) are available via www.tangle-arts.com. Timelines is part of the Philadelphia Queer Media Activism Series, an annual series of live performances, film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops which present creative and radical takes on the intersections of race, class, disability, citizenship, sexuality, and gender identity/expression.

About Steven Weisz

A Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with advanced degrees in Psychology and Education is an entrepreneur and CEO for several for-profits and non-profit corporations in the region. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychology with several local Universities.

Steven is currently the CEO of Delaware Valley on Line, one of the first regional Internet Service Provides that now focuses on business-class web hosting, design, and internet marketing. He is president and founder of Rainbow Promotions Inc., a special events and entertainment agency established in the late 70’s, that services corporate and retail accounts both locally and nationally.

Steven is the Founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, the largest web presence and resource for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region, and the Founder and Editor of The Dance Journal. His involvement in the dance community extends to being Director of Graffito Works, an international platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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