Special Workshops

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See below for prices and workshop descriptions.


Tuesday, February 5th 7:15 - 9:15pm

Catch Rain as she visits Santa Fe for one night only on the way to tour Paper Doll Militia's newest full length show, WARPED. Rain is super excited to visit her circus home at Wise Fool. We hope you'll be there!

Choreographic Drops
7:15 - 9:15
In this workshop, you'll learn inventive drops that also highlight the choreography of wrapping into the drop itself. Take your fabric drops to a whole new level of artistry. We'll be working up to the drops through progressions, walk downs, and understanding of the wraps, so that all participants can approach the material with safely and confidence.

This is an Intermediate + level workshop
Students must be comfortable with basic drops such as single star drop and basic dives and have the ability to invert (without cheating) multiple times throughout the duration of the workshop

Cost - $40
Please sign up and register in advance by filling out this registration form.

Check out Rain's latest silks video on youtube

About Rain Anya:
Aerialist, actor, and dancer Rain Anya holds a degree in “Performance for Social Change.” She has trained extensively in aerial and physical theatre, including immersive programs such as Circomedia (Bristol, UK), NECCA (Brattleboro, VT), and Circle in the Square (NYC, NY). Rain's aerial career began with the political circus company Wise Fool New Mexico. Out of inspired collaborations there, the seeds for the Paper Doll Militia were sown. With over 25 years of experience on stage, her life’s work is the integration of circus arts with other performance and movement disciplines. Rain has performed and produced original aerial theatre with her company Paper Doll Militia since 2006.

Rain's teaching style focuses on gaining solid foundation, technique, and strength as well incorporating the creativity and artistry of this expressive discipline. Rain has taught studio classes, specialty workshops, festivals, and private lessons at over 30 aerial venues across the US and abroad. Rain offers teacher training courses for aerial arts through Paper Doll Militia.