[59] BREAK/DRIFT/RESIST (Tangle Movement Arts): Fringe review :: Tonight I watch a mantis-limbed woman…

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Break/Drift/Resist, Tangle Movement Arts, fringe review

Swings, hoops and ropes hang expectantly in the rectangular cavern that is Philadelphia Soundstages, drawing my gaze up and seeming to wait for a life giving touch. Tangle Movement Arts, a confident troupe of women aerialist, dance and theater artists enter one at a time and don’t take long to get vertical, as in ascending straight up one rope of a pair, and transitioning laterally to come down the second rope in ever more complex maneuvers.  Their hand-like feet grasp the rope on the way up; hips and knees hook to support inversions and twists on the descent. The aerial work lends itself to imagery and weightlessness beyond the reach of earthbound dancers…. Tangle creates new worlds of relationships through their experimental work…. Read the full review on thINKingDANCE.net.

[Philadelphia Soundstages] September  5-7, 2013, fringearts.ticketleap.com/breakdriftresist.

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Patricia Graham for thINKingDANCE

Patricia is a student of the body, through her Shiatsu practice, which is teaching her about wordless dialogue and how a human being can contain and compress time. She holds a BFA in Dance, magna cum laude from Temple University.A Recently, she danced in Le Grand Continental, Philly Fringe Festival 2012, with about 150 of her closest friends. thINKingDANCE focuses on the Philadelphia area’s professional dance groups, that is, those with a toehold of a few years’ experience, plus some of the aspiring ones. With a hefty population of individual artists and groups, our priority is to give them coverage, along with touring companies performing here, and an occasional glance at TV dance contests or other popular and participatory forms. Visit thINKingDANCE.net/