The lead artists include Ama Gora and her ensemble Ma'atWorks Dance Collective; Evalina Carbonell and duet partner Weiwei Ma; Christina Eltvedt and ensemble; Eppchez!; and Madeline Rile Smith [Lauren Rile Smith’s sister]—who present their own non-aerial works of dance and theater at five separate stations.
Tangle Movement Arts, a contemporary circus arts company since 2011 and a regular Fringe participant, presents a combination of traditional circus-like trapeze, lyra, and aerial silks where performers and acrobats hang from a fabric—accompanied by 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,” according to Lauren Rile Smith.
She observed Tangle’s spectators as “those who are dazzled by the physicality of circus arts,” and audiences which “seriously explore relationships between women—from the platonic to the passionate.” Transparency and honesty, two of the hallmarks of Tangle, led to these observations of the performers who “display a wide range of body types, gender presentations, and interactions—relationships of support, antagonism, flirtation, or partnership.”
For this performance at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lauren Rile Smith is not acting as a performer because this complex outside show requires her to be on the ground as a producer throughout.
Tangle's aerial dance closes The Way Out with a moving and thought-provoking finale.
WHEN: Thursday October 1, Friday October 2, and Saturday October 3. All performance times are rolling (7pm-8:30pm). Rain date: Sunday, October 4.
TICKETS: $100 tickets per car, not per audience member. $25 tickets for individuals on bicycles may be announced in September if COVID-19 safety permits.
Because of the COVID precautionary measures, only a few people are allowed in, leading to a very limited number of tickets—all of which are only sold in advance, making for a contact-free box office experience. Call 215-266-6215 for tickets. Upon arrival, audience members who already paid for their tickets will be checked in via the same telephone number.
Throughout the entire performance, audiences will stay in their vehicles. There is no restroom access on site. Please read our COVID-19 Info Page for more information. The performance is family-friendly, although not oriented toward children. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-266-6215 with questions.
See also, They Only Come Out at Night: A Graveyard Cabaret (REV Theatre): 2015 Fringe Review 60 by Henrik Eger, Phindie.