Arthropoda – In Development

Arthropoda is an aerial theatre production in development. The production is about navigating the fine line between supporting someone with mental illness or being in an abusive relationship. Crucially, the piece asks how we tell the difference between the two.  The show also reveals a parallel story about lobsters, which are a kind of animal with an exoskeleton called an Arthropod or Arthropoda.  The door to a lobster trap does not close. It’s wide open.  The lobster just can’t figure out how to get out. How do we identify our traps? And once we do, how do we escape?

A Wire Apart

A Wire Apart is a modern love story set in the surreal environment of our digitally connected world. Distanced by a world of wires, two lost individuals work on finding each other, but in doing so must first find themselves.

Using dance, physical theatre, tight-wire walking and original music, A Wire Apart explores the impact modern communication has on our mental health and ability to connect authentically with one another.

Donate Here  for Online Viewing of the Production.

Link to Production

Donate to get your password!

Egg

Highlighting themes of choice, chance, science and mortality, an autobiographical tale about a young woman who gave her eggs. With live music and aerial choreography on plastics, Egg explores the physical distortion and discomfort of the effects of hormones on the body, and the complexity created through the use of science to make a family.

Warped

Warped asks you to stare directly into infinity and embrace the mysteries of Time.  This aerial theatre production illuminates our complex relationship to our own mortality. Confronted with the inevitable death of a loved one, one man is propelled into a world of suspended gears, cranks, levers, and ropes that move and morph like the inner mechanisms of a giant clock. There he will contend with the true paradox of order and chaos in his quest to stave off Death. Join these four quirky characters in their odyssey of relativity through this strikingly visual production in true Paper Doll Militia fashion. 

Loopsend

The performers envelop you into their otherworldly environment where gravity is more a suggestion than a law. LoopsEnd features Paper Doll Militia’s most edgy and dynamic short form works to date, retaining the dark and magical quality the company is most known for. Appealing to audiences of all ages and languages, the show has it’s foundations in universal human concepts, told with enticing visuals and non-verbal unfolding narrative. With a diverse use of mediums and aerial apparatus, the stage is continuously transformed. A true journey of the human spirit, LoopsEnd shows us a mirror of our own experiences reminding us of our collective grit and strength.

The Twisted Tale

This modern fairytale for adults fuses aerial acrobatics, original music, animation, and shadow puppetry. With airborne physicality, this dark tale describes a strange encounter between a misfit little girl and an unpredictable and crass incarnation of the Devil. Join us in this magical and violent performance with high octane aerial arts on monkey bars, a streetlamp, and a chain swing.