• Life Lines
    Photo Mike Ermilio
Tangle Movement Arts | Life Lines
2017 Fringe Festival

Event Times:

Sep 6th – Sep 9th 2017


$14 Preview (Wednesday, September 6)

$25 General

$15 Student, Senior, Artist, Under 25



In one heartbeat, everything around you can shift. Tangle's acrobats use trapeze and aerial silks to climb above a world turned instantly upside down in Life Lines, the newest Fringe Festival experience from Philadelphia's innovative aerial artists. Strangers collide and are changed forever, empty rooms listen in, and women find their power in flight. Mixing circus arts, dance, and live music, Life Lines unspools three women's stories of rebuilding after sudden changes. Featuring a special musical collaboration with Philadelphia-based acoustic trio Guide Birds.


Read: Tangle's in-depth interview with FringeArts about the development and inspiration for Life Lines.


Tangle Movement Arts is a Philadelphia-based circus arts company with a contemporary twist, mixing traditional circus like trapeze and aerial silks 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. Philadelphia Weekly says Tangle “blends circus-style acrobatics with a smart theatrical spin.”


This performance is family-friendly, although not oriented towards children.