Privates Sold Out. Space Still Avail. In Workshops @ Alley Studio, Nashville [from 1 to 3 December]

Privates Sold Out. Space Still Avail. In Workshops

1 - 3
12:00 - 19:00

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Alley Studio
622 B Fatherland St., Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Privates have sold out but there is still room in workshops. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with an industry great.

Rain Anya of Paper Doll Militia will be with us at Alley giving four workshops over the weekend in addition to privates. If you are not familiar with her work you must check it out at or She is the real deal ya'll; a true innovator! Rain's work is mindblowing and her workshops are as much fun as they are informative. She knows how to connect with and bring the most out of her students. You will leave these workshops with the exitement you felt when you did your first 360.

We will hold five workshops at $75 each.


Vertical Theatre Method
The Vertical Theatre Method is an investigation of aerial arts with the focal point of theatricality and authenticity of both movement and content. The Method has been in development since 2007 by artists Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes. This workshop is a performative based workshop exploring the expressive nature of aerials using improvisation, physical theatre, musicality, character, and exercises in stage presence. Layering your aerial work with creativity and content, we will work with with techniques for expressing human emotion and storytelling within the movement. Looking at creative approaches to building an act or performance piece, this workshop is for students who feel comfortable on an apparatus enough that they can explore beyond the tricks.

Sat. Dec. 2 10-12 MOMENTUM

«Swish, Sway, Swoop» (rope and/or silks)
This workshop will utilize both silks and rope, using momentum as a foundation for adding dynamic movement into your skill set. This workshop covers a broad range of dynamic techniques which will help you salt and pepper fanciful flair into your movement vocabulary. We will move away from static poses and into a world where circles and levers rule.

Sat. Dec. 2 1-3 DROPS

«Choreographic Drops» (silks)
In this intermediate / advanced 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.

Prerequisites: Comfort with inversions (without cheating!) in the air multiple times, knowledge of basic aerial drops, and the strength to be in the air for 5 minutes at a time.

Sun. Dec. 3 10-12 SLING

«Sling Shot»
In this intermediate workshop we will focus on three major components of mastering the art of slinging...momentum work, creative transitions, and of course, spinning. Come get some new inspiration on what this limitless apparatus as to offer. Leave with new sequences, drills, and fresh ideas on how to take your sling work to the next level.

Sun. Dec. 3 12:30-2:30 C SHAPING

«Spiral up / Drip Down»
A fun and intricate silks workshop featuring material that lends itself to spirals and fluid, curvey movement, we will also be exploring the body techniques involved in executing this style. Learn how to free up your spine, curve into the silks, and connect one movement to the next in a flowing style that will transform your relationship to the silks.

Per Usual Participants are not considered registered until payment is received. Paypal [email protected] (friends and family please!)

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