APRIL + MAY, 2014 Since 2003 Abilities Arts Festival – now Tangled Art + Disability
- has employed hundreds of artists and welcomed audiences in the thousands to its annual festivals. Every year, our programming has grown in scope, scale and power and Tangled Arts Festival 2014 is no exception. With an outstanding programme featuring renowned performing artists and companies from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York and San Francisco, this is a festival you won’t want More →


A Performance by Les Productions des pieds des mains Under the direction of award-winning avant-garde choreographer Menka Nagrani, this dynamic Montreal-based dance-theatre company dives headfirst into one of the most controversial issues of our time. An explosion of dance, theatre, poetry and stop-motion animation, Pharmakon asks “What is the right dose for the right emotions, so we aren’t too afraid, so we smile just enough, so we don’t cry too much…” “This ambitious, provocative and More →


A solo performance by Peggy Shaw, directed by Lois Weaver Peggy Shaw has always had a host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands, and eccentric family members living inside her. Ruff is a tribute to those who have kept Shaw company over the last 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by her recent stroke, and a celebration that her brain More →

Third Eye Looming

A journey into the heart of memory and madness… A Multimedia Performance by Workman Arts, Directed and Devised by Ed Roy A fusion of imagistic dance theatre and multimedia, Third Eye Looming takes it’s audiences into an episodic vortex of memory and madness. What brings us back from the brink of chaos? Therapy? Medication? Love? Third Eye Looming is one man’s journey through the onset of mental collapse, ecstatic vision, and holistic salvation. Third Eye Looming is all of our fears, dreams and More →

Krip-Hop Nation: Toronto

Hosted by Krip-Hop Nation founder and Berkeley, CA native Leroy F. Moore Jr., Tangled Arts Festival kicks off with Canada’s first Krip-Hop event featuring hip-hop artists with disabilities. Headlining the show will be Cleveland Heights’ alternative hip hop duo Deacon Burns and Kaya Rogue, known to the music industry as Kounterclockwise. And Rob Da’ Noize Temple has just been added to the set! Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 8:00 PM Oakham House, Ryerson University (63 Gould St. Toronto, More →