Tangled Feet is a physical theatre ensemble and a charity, dedicated to devising original, accessible and innovative work. They make transformative theatre in public places, found spaces, green spaces and theatre buildings creating atmospheres and experiences for audiences which are thrilling, surprising and memorable. These experiences always feel ‘live’ and in the moment, where the unique reality of this audience, right here right now is acknowledged and celebrated.
The Company formed in 2003 as a group of like-minded artists and friends with a shared vision and commitment to a collaborative, physical working methodology. Today the Company has grown to encompass a larger group of 50+ regular collaborators and participants, many of whom have worked with us over a number of years.
Tangled Feet joined the Arts Council’s national portfolio of core funded arts companies in 2018. They create work all over the UK and operate out of The Hat Factory Arts Centre, Luton. The Co-Artistic Directors of Tangled Feet are Nathan Curry and Kat Joyce.
Our current touring shows are:
Murmurations written by Steve Waters (an outdoor show experienced on headphones, made for nature reserves)
The Pop Up Shop (a specially curated show which brings life to empty shop units)
Belongings (for children aged 7 – 11 inspired by working with young people in care – indoors)
Butterflies (for children aged 3-5 helping young minds cope with anxiety and worry – indoors)
Tangled Feet also:
Deliver a Mindfulness programme to schools, workplaces and festivals
Deliver a substantial Dramatherapy service across schools and PRUs in Croydon, leading a team of specialist arts therapists to work individually and in groups with young people with significant needs
Provide training, mentorship, placements and internships for young people & emerging artists
Provide commissioning opportunities for and support their network of freelancers; Freelance Steering Group launched in Spring 2023.
Run residencies in schools, town halls, museums, local parks and libraries
Take an active role in the development of Luton’s cultural strategy alongside other creative partners
Co-convene Artist Led Network; an evolving group of artist-led companies from across the industry, who meet to discuss shared challenges and advocate for our shared needs.