Tangle Movement Arts has ‘Points of Light’ in a troubled time for women

A pose from 'Points of Light,' coming up April 7 and 8. (Photo by Mike Ermilio.)

It’s not a glass ceiling, and they’re a lot closer to it than most of us. If this season has you searching for work devised by and celebrating women (or if you just want some first-class, original acrobatic tales), the latest premiere from Tangle Movement Arts has your ticket.

Points of Light, coming up at Christ Church Neighborhood House April 7 and 8, continues Tangle’s trademark interdisciplinary mix of circus arts like trapeze and aerial silks with theater, spoken word, and live music to share a variety of narratives focused on the queer and female experience.

Now in its sixth year, Tangle tells stories collaboratively developed and executed by its all-female ensemble, with a total of nine acrobats in the latest show. Points of Light weaves “stories of hope, hard-won balance, and unexpected connection” with airborne dance. The show will inhabit the Neighborhood House's historic Great Hall.

Tangle founder Lauren Rile Smith calls the new show a boundary-pushing experience in circus arts, offering “fresh stories to support and sustain.” The performance will represent women who travel blindfolded, survive underground, and, of course, scale new heights.  

Tangle Movement Arts’s Points of Light ($10 to $20) is coming to Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American Street) on Friday, April 7, at 8pm and Saturday, April 8, at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets are available online and at the door.