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Events CANCELED–Force the Mirror Open

CANCELED–Force the Mirror Open

Tangle Movement Arts

September 21–24


2022 Fringe Festival

85 min

$35

Christ Church Neighborhood HouseMap

Wheelchair Accessible


This show has been canceled.

Philadelphia’s aerial storytellers present Force the Mirror Open — a unique site-specific fantasy spanning two stories of the historic Christ Church Neighborhood House. Audience sizes are limited due to the immersive nature of this work

Six women climb silks, hang from trapezes, and push through unexpected portals in a queer circus-theater journey which brings audiences through secret passageways, shared visions, and sudden revolutions.

This is Tangle’s immersive circus at its best—the powerful, kinetic movements of aerial dance merged with topsy-turvy storytelling that’s as intimate as a shared dream.

Mixing theater, dance, interactive sculpture, and aerial magic, Tangle’s all-female cast of acrobats invite you to a surreal marketplace where fortunes are traded and fates are revealed; into a checkerboard realm of shifting power where companions are knocked off one by one; through a mirror that opens to reveal a new dimension.

Tangle Movement Arts is a circus arts company with a contemporary twist, whose performances mix traditional circus like trapeze and aerial silks with dance, theater, and live music to tell a multi-dimensional story. Tangle’s work places an emphasis on queer and female experiences, and is devised collaboratively by its all-female ensemble. Based in Philadelphia, Tangle has been a Philly FringeArts Festival favorite since its inception in 2011. Philadelphia Weekly says Tangle “blends circus-style acrobatics with a smart theatrical spin.”

Appropriate for All Ages

Health & Safety

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.

About the Artist

Tangle Movement Arts is a circus arts company with a contemporary twist, whose performances mix traditional circus like trapeze and acrobatics with dance, theater, and live music to tell a multi-dimensional story. Tangle’s work is devised collaboratively by its all-female ensemble, and reflects individuals of diverse identities, with an emphasis on queer and female experience. Based in Philadelphia, Tangle has been a Philly FringeArts Festival favorite since its inception in 2011.