Tangled Feet – Take To The Streets

Tangled Feet one of the UK’s most innovative theatre ensembles, bring a season of ambitious outdoor performances featuring the spectacular One Million; which will be the finale of Brighton Festival.

Last year, Tangled Feet To The Streets 2013 performed work that was free to access and in public spaces for over 20,000 people. That is the equivalent to selling out both theatres at The Royal Court for a month. In the UK outdoor theatre plays a significant role in peoples ability to access and enjoy theatre performance and, as the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies demonstrated, is able to bring communities together to celebrate the landscape and the stories of public space. Following on from the huge success  in 2013 Tangled Feet return with One Million, The Crossing and Push .

Productions

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One Million is a story of the 1,000,000 unemployed under 25 year olds in the UK. The time bomb of a lost generation is growing and in this ground-breaking performance Tangled Feet attempt to hold onto a career ladder that is spinning out of reach. Featuring live music, mass participation and large moving structures One Million will be an immersive outdoor experience that is epic in scale and scope.

Follow and contribute to the production here

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Push places motherhood in the spotlight, examining the intense joys and frustrations in a quirky blend of physical comedy and pram choreography. Exploding untold private stories in public spaces, Push highlights the often-unseen juggling acts that parents undertake all around us as they try to reconcile the needs of an infant with the pressures of modern life.

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 The Crossing takes over the newly opened Bridge on Watford High Street to unlock the tensions in territory and the creation of borders. Mixing dynamic physical theatre with an evocative soundtrack , this moving and ultimately celebratory story, will pull apart and draw together the two sides of the High Street… 

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Online

Why does no one review or critically discuss outdoor theatre? Why aren’t we analysing its quality, its effect on its audience and its legacy?

Here on tangledstreets.com, audiences, artists and participants have the opportunity to interact via social media in a unique platform for critical discourse and creative interaction. A hub for instant comment, images and opinion as audiences watch and interact with the shows, tangledstreets.com aims to fuel further discussion long after the performance has ended.

 

Participation

Tangled Feet are pleased to be partnering with A New Direction to offer work placement programmes to 10 young people (aged 16-24) who are currently not in education or employment and living in 5 Olympic boroughs. The young people will undergo a programme tailored to their personal aims and previous experiences, which will involve them being mentored and supported by a member of the Tangled Feet team. The placements are in all areas of theatre making – design, technical, marketing, producing and directing.

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Programme

Please check our main Calendar of Events for details of venue’s and time.  You can also use this Calendar to automatically add the dates to your iphone, ical or google calendar.

May 18th           Push, Wandsworth Festival, St Mary’s Church, Square Area, Putney Wharf, SW15 1SN 11.30, 1.30, 3.00

May 23rd         One Million, Brighton Festival, 9.45pm – 10:30pm

May 24th         One Million, Brighton Festival, 9.45pm - 10:30pm

June 20th         The Crossing, Imagine Watford Festival, WD17 1JZ 1:30pm & 6:20pm

June 21st           The Crossing, Imagine Watford Festival, WD17 1JZ 2:25pm & 6:10pm

June 22nd          The Crossing, Imagine Watford Festival, WD17 1JZ 1:55pm & 4:10pm

August 18th          Push,  Alnwick Gardens

August 19th          Push,  Alnwick Gardens

August 23th            PushSummer on Southside, Birmingham City Centre

August 24th           PushSummer on Southside, Birmingham City Centre

August 30th          Push, Appetite Festival Stoke on Trent

August 31st               Push, Disco Loco Hackney

Credits

Tangled Feet Take To The Streets 2013 has been supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts scheme. Tangled Feet are supported by The Foyle Foundation and The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.  One Million is commissioned by GDIF and supported by PRS Foundation, The Mercers Company, Coutts Charitable Foundation, GLL, Create and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Push is co-commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, GDIF Latitude Festival and Watford Palace Theatre.

 

Further information

Tangled Feet are one of the UK’s leading physical theatre ensembles; dedicated to devising original, accessible and innovative work. Since 2003, their productions have been pushing the boundaries of theatrical practice, exploring and exploiting the live encounter between audience and performer, and rethinking where and how performance happens. They are inspired by strong narrative threads, told through physical story telling, and make work that makes audiences see the environments they inhabit with fresh eyes. Over 60,000 people have encountered their transformative theatre in public places, found spaces and theatre buildings. Participation work with young people surrounds and informs their work.