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Some Strings Attached: Meet the Women of Tangle, Fringe’s High-Flying All-Female Circus Troupe

If your impression of Cirque du Soleil is dorky, bizarre, spellbinding or thrilling, this local, smaller rendition aims to give it meaning and a profound message.
Tangle Movement Arts, an all-female contemporary circus arts group, just wrapped up its series of performances as part of the 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Five shows took place from Sept. 4 through 7 at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City.

This year’s presentation, dubbed “In Transit,” depicted both the ordinary and often extraordinary moments that happen on public transportation.

Nine women — many of them moms — were high-flying through the air, hanging on trapeze, climbing silks or chains, as well as mixing traditional acrobatics with dance, theater and other types of live performances to tell a multi-dimensional story. It’s all part of Fringe Festival, the three-week, city-wide celebration of art, innovation and creativity going on now through Sept. 22 in neighborhoods across the city…

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