Tangled Feet are an ensemble of theatre practitioners committed to making original work. The company has developed a trademark style of experimental performance, which always begins from a process of physical improvisation and play. Find out more about us.
Tangled Feet News
Between May and September this year Tangled Feet, in collaboration with charity Healthy Planet, took over and tenanted empty floors of an office block in Southwark.
Tangled Feet worked alongside youth theatre company formerly known as Ignite Theatre to create a project commissioned by Stories of the World and Croydon Clock Tower museum. The six month project culminated in three nights of performances and the launch of new theatre company: This and That.
Tangled Feet collaborated with This and That Theatre Company to create The Cabinet of Curiosities. We also worked with the young company in an advisory capacity, supporting the formation and emergence of a self sufficient theatre company.
Running alongside the performance was an exhibition documenting the work of the project and exhibiting the companies’ impressions of themselves as individuals in Croydon in the here and now.
Based on artefacts found in Croydon museum, the cast of The Cabinet of Curiosities took you on a tender and exhilarating journey through Croydon’s Past Present and Future.
The audience was wined and dined by the former Mayor of Croydon, thoroughly surveyed by eccentric Paper Jack, led by the hand of Little Len and became privy to plenty of local gossip. We took you through our personal memories hopes and fears, and left you with a glimpse into the future.
Our Festival of the Dead collaboration at Nabokov Arts Club was an orgy of incantation, confetti cannons and UV body paint. We summoned a masked mass, sacrificed the king and the queen, beat to death some effigies in the form of full-size human pinatas, and then had a massive UV zombie rave-up as the portal between the living and the dead was opened.
You can see Karla Gowlett’s tremendous photos of the event here.
We are really excited to announce that in August we gained Charitable Status. This means we welcome Annabelle Turpin (Artistic Director, Stockton ARC), Pete Stephens (Finance Director, Coin Street Group) and Beccy Allen (Creative Director, STEP) onto our board alongside long-term ensemble member Emily Eversden. We’ll be updating more fully what this means for the company (and how you can support us) in due course. Our new charity number is 1143406.
We’re also really pleased that Arts Council England have approved our GFTA application for a grant towards Organisational Development, which allows us to maximise our transition to charity status, get really ambitious with our participation programme, as well as plot an exciting season of work for 2012 .