The entrance to a lobster pot never closes; it remains open, but once inside, the lobster just can’t find its way out again. Arthropoda is a show about how we identify our traps, and if we manage to do so, how we can find ways to escape them. This gripping and visually arresting piece of circus theatre tells of the unravelling of a relationship, entangled in the psychological pitfalls of societal and systematic sexism. The piece explores the way in which toxic and abusive dynamics can remain hidden to those experiencing them, when experienced amidst the complex mass of other relationship dynamics. Through an array of stunning visual theatre and circus techniques including Cyr wheel, and aerial theatre Arthropoda navigates challenging questions about whether we can or should support a partner with dark and violent emotions, and how to identify when those emotions spill over into something altogether more dangerous.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.