The Paper Doll Militia's unique approach to circus entertainment spans across the globe, from San Francisco to Edinburgh, from Miami to Beirut. Emphasizing theatrical artistry, our highly skilled performers have had extensive training and execute their skills with elegant magic. We are a team of Aerial Artists, Acrobats, Fire and Glow Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Belly Dancers, and Interactive Characters. We specialize in dream-like aerial performances that combine inventive apparatus, theatrical costumes, and a refined and magical quality.
“Aerial theater which blends mystery, childlike wonder, technical mastery and whimsical beauty” Trebuchet Magazine
We booked 6 acrobats/dancers for a corporate event and they were wonderful! All the girls were prompt, professional and great to work with. The client was very pleased and we would not hesitate to book them again, thanks again P.D.M.!!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 6 - 75 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - Full Liability for performance and instruction
What to Expect
Paper Doll Militia provides high-quality and professional aerial entertainment. Our performers are not only experts in their field, they are also punctual, courteous, accommodating and friendly. We offer an assortment of talents and skills as well as prepared with professional and tasteful costuming and design. The audience will leave you're event in awe and inspired by the spectacle and artfulness of the performance.
High Quality Performers
With the ever increasing popularity of Circus and Aerial Arts, how do you know which artists have the expertise and experience to make their performance really stand out? At Paper Doll Militia Entertainment, we have a commitment to providing you with seasoned circus artists. Our veteran performers have been honing their craft for many years, resulting in the high quality and skilled performance you’re looking for.
In addition to providing stunning Circus and Aerial Entertainment for events, The Paper Doll Militia also runs a full Aerial Theatre Production company. Our focus on the creative aspect to the performance adds an exciting flare to the entertainment we offer. We treat all events as a work of ART.
Easy and Fun
Hiring a circus performer shouldn’t be a chore, we pride ourselves on being enthusiastic and easy to work with. We enjoy a good puzzle, and will always work with your planner in thinking outside of the box to make your vision come to life.
The Paper Doll Militia specializes in the integration of Circus Arts with Theatre. We create full length Aerial Theatre productions in addition to custom Circus Entertainment for events of all shapes and sizes. Enter into our dream-like world where captivating aerial acrobatics blend seamlessly with emotional choreography that is timeless...both vintage and modern. With seemingly impossible physical feats, our visually stunning aerial acts will delight and surprise any audience.
Full Show Credits (performance, production, & consulting): Peter Pan U.S. Tour (West End London production), This Twisted Tale U.S. tour & The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tin Can Cabaret (NYC, Oakland, & Portland) The Nutcracker Ballet (Aspen Santa Fe Ballet), Circus Luminous (Wise Fool, NM) Bald (Dance Mission Theatre), Midsummer (Meyer Hall).
Event Clients Include: National Museum of Scotland, The Santa Fe Children's Museum, The Supperclub San Francisco, Clif Bar, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Earthdance Miami, Kinetic Arts Center, Sound Cave and Collective Autonomy, Treasure Island Music Festival, The Sacred and Profane Festival, Sigil, The Big Art Experience, The Bowery Poetry Club
Additional Booking Notes
Paper Doll Militia’s custom entertainment can fit almost anywhere. For aerial , you’ll need overhead clearance and at least one rigging point rated for 2,000lbs minimum. Contact us for technical information for your specific needs.
Featured Acts vs Ambient Performances
Featured Acts- Spotlight performances that showcase an artist’s unique talents. One act generally lasts from 3-8 minutes.
Ambient Acts- Used as an atmospheric element, generally performed in 15 minutes sets running throughout of the event.
Indoor Rigging information:
If your venue has never been rigged for aerial performance we will need to do a site visit, to check rigging point capacity and clearance. Venue must provide a ladder, lift or other means of reaching the ceiling.
Outdoor Aerial Rigging
PDM Aerial entertainment can be performed in outdoor spaces with our easy to assemble and portable aerial rig.
Paper Doll Militia is a fully insured entertainment company with outstanding performers around the globe, find out what’s available locally, or inquire about our traveling performers.
Solo, Duo and Group Performances on:
Silks/Tissu, Rope, Chains (hanging like silks), Chains (hanging like slings), Horizontal Ladder*, Crooked Ladder*, Hammock/Sling, Net, Lyra/Hoop, Harness Work, Ground Acrobatics, Fire Dancing, Glow Dancing, Stilt Walking Characters, & Walkabout Entertainment.
Solo & Duo:
Spinning Chain Eggbeaters*, Streetlamp*, Static Trapeze, Spinning Dance Trapeze, Clowns
*Invented steel apparatus
|Rain Anya||Co-Artistic Director|
|Sarah Bebe Holmes||Co-Artistic Director|
Influences & Inspiration
Paper Doll Militia has many artistic influences including Tim Burton, James Thierree (Charlie Chaplin's grandson), Edward Gorey, and acrobatic influences including Cirque du Soleil, 7 Fingers of the Hand, Cirque Eloize, and Dragone.
Contact us to discuss the aerial rigging capability of your venue. We supply the aerial equipment, rigging supplies, props, costumes, and make-up.
Ceiling height for indoor aerial performance- 14' minimum for Ambient Aerial performances. Act minimum heights vary, average 18' Ground acts require 5'x5' floor space, minimum
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