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Tinder and Ash


Developed by 5 graduates of the New England Center for Circus Arts through a 4-month Montreal creation residency from the TOHU, Tinder & Ash is a new, full-length ensemble circus-theater show about the little and big deaths we experience in our lives, about losing and finding ourselves and each other, about intimacy and support, grief and humility, avoidance and forgiveness, and, through it all, the magnificent journey of transformation.

Through the simplicity of theater and an immediate connection to the audience, and through virtuosity and innovation within circus, five individuals bravely seek to discover and reinvent their paths, allowing the audience to witness their vulnerabilities along the way. With humor, fierceness, and tenderness,Tinder & Ash offers a truly cohesive ensemble show that illuminates the human experience—where it begins, where it ends, and the many arrivals and departures in between.

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Tinder and Ash


Developed by 5 graduates of the New England Center for Circus Arts through a 4-month Montreal creation residency from the TOHU, Tinder & Ash is a new, full-length ensemble circus-theater show about the little and big deaths we experience in our lives, about losing and finding ourselves and each other, about intimacy and support, grief and humility, avoidance and forgiveness, and, through it all, the magnificent journey of transformation.

Through the simplicity of theater and an immediate connection to the audience, and through virtuosity and innovation within circus, five individuals bravely seek to discover and reinvent their paths, allowing the audience to witness their vulnerabilities along the way. With humor, fierceness, and tenderness,Tinder & Ash offers a truly cohesive ensemble show that illuminates the human experience—where it begins, where it ends, and the many arrivals and departures in between.

Photo by Kiqe Bosch

Our group

Collaborating on this show are longtime dancer and circus performer Megan Gendell, nationally renowned and internationally produced playwright Lauren Feldman, boundary-pushing movement artist Fe Fox, international acrobatic performer Anthony Oliva, and multidisciplinary movement linguist Amaya Alvarado, five graduates of the New England Center for Circus Art's professional program. Visit Bios to learn about our individual training and past work.

Photo by Kiqe Bosch

Anthony and Amaya

Anthony and Amaya perform acrobatic partnering and hand-to-hand, as well as solo circus disciplines. The duo seeks to delve into how beings connect to one another through movement.

Photo by Kiqe Bosch

Lauren and Megan

Lauren and Megan perform duo trapeze together, and create solo handbalancing and static trapeze works, drawing from Megan's extensive dance background and Lauren's chops as a professional playwright.

Photo by Jeff Lewis

Fe Fox

Fe Fox specializes in single-point dance trapeze and creates art as hir devotional to this most awe-inspiring life.

The Show


We're a group of circus artists who collaborated on the creation of a new show, Tinder & Ash, premiering in 2015. A show about the little and big deaths we experience and the ways in which these endings provide the opening for the deeply intimate and worthwhile moments in our lives, moments that compose the storyline of our memories.

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The Show


We're a group of circus artists who collaborated on the creation of a new show, Tinder & Ash, premiering in 2015. A show about the little and big deaths we experience and the ways in which these endings provide the opening for the deeply intimate and worthwhile moments in our lives, moments that compose the storyline of our memories.

We've created a show about the little and big deaths we experience and the ways in which these endings provide the opening for the deeply intimate and worthwhile moments in our lives, moments that compose the storyline of our memories.

Our shared interest in creating work that unites the virtuosic nature of circus with the intimate and vulnerable experience of humans being is what brought together this collaboration of longtime dancer and circus performer Megan Gendell, nationally renowned and internationally produced playwright Lauren Feldman, boundary-pushing movement artist Fe Fox, international acrobatic performer Anthony Oliva, and multidisciplinary movement linguist Amaya Alvarado, five graduates of the New England Center for Circus Art's professional program. 

Our hope is to give to the world performance that is vulnerable, brave, honest and inspiring, to exemplify these elements through daringly present and tender performance.