Wise Fool Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Paper Doll Militia’s first full-length aerial theatre production is a fantastical performance about love, death, the darkness of the human soul and the light that can be found through community and play. Rara Avis, the rare bird, tells the story of four social misfits suffering from their tragic flaws in their desire to connect. With astounding acrobatic feats and awe-inspiring aerial dance, the darkness of the plot comes off with a touch of comedy, heightened with the hilarity of physical theater and charming narrative rhymes. Live music and shadow puppetry lace Rara Avis with something reminiscent of a children’s story or a dream. Come play with us in our human dream of dreams.
The Bowery Poetry Club, New York City
Paper Doll Militia presented and interactive performance and workshop for the Kids and Families Event series held at the Bowery Poetry Center. With an educational introduction into the circus world, a bedazzling demonstration, and hands-on workshop; participants got to experience the roles of both the audience and the acrobat. Workshop participants were taught basic skills in partner acrobatics, static trapeze, and tissue.