A Feast for the Senses with Tangle’s In The Forest

by Steven Weisz for The Dance Journal

Tangle Movement Arts offered a rich, multi-layered and textured performance with In The Forest at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia as part of the FringeArts Festival.  I have seen several of their productions over the years but this was by far the most complex and well executed of performances. It was literally a feast for the senses with beautifully choreographed movement, a carefully woven story, aerial dance and acrobatics, six different sets all running simultaneously, and thousands of yards of fabric and yarn to captivate an audience.

Featured performers were Kate Aid, Samee Kirk, Rebecca MoDavis, Najwa Parkins, Lauren Rile Smith, Pascale Smith, Meredith Rosenthal, Noa Schnitzer, Lee Thompson, and Dena Weisberg. Set and Prop design by Jenna Reece; Tech Design by Lea Deutsch and Audio Tech Design by Michael Ermilio; Lighting Design by Kae Greenberg.

The performance runs through Saturday, September 15th with two shows at 3 pm and 8 pm. Tickets and information at https://fringearts.com/event/in-the-forest-4/

Pascale Smith
Lee Thompson
Meredith Rosenthal
Lauren Rile Smith
Najwa Parkins
Kate Aid and Najwa Parkins
Rebecca MoDavis and Najwa Parkins
Deena Weisberg
Pascale Smith
Meredith Rosenthal
Kate Aid
Samee Kirk, Rebecca MoDavis, Pascale Smith
Najwa Parkins and Deena Weisberg
Najwa Parkins and Deena Weisberg

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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