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Community Workshops

Slacking Off with Rain Anya

(Silks Workshop)

August 14

2pm - 3:30pm


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“Slag Drag” theory is a termed coined by Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes of Paper Doll Militia. We realized that there are countless ways that you can “drag” the “slack” of a piece of fabric or rope to create new and interesting ways into your standard wraps. In this workshop, every sequence taught will have some element of slack dragging, so that by the time you leave you will be thinking in circles and loops.


  • Students must have  solid understanding of intermediate skills including same side wrap (catchers) and opposite side wraps (cross catchers), hip key, s-wrap, and various footlocks

  • Endurance to stay in the air for 3 - 5 min at a time

  • Ability to invert (without cheating) multiple times throughout the duration of the workshop

  • Must be comfortable with basic forward and backwards dives

*Note: there is no prerequisite test and you are welcome to take this workshop at your own pace.  Being generally comfortable with all prerequisite concepts is ideal.

To Register click the link.  This is new registration system so most students will need to fill out the form to create an account.

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Rain Anya

With her 3 decades of experience on stage in theatre, dance, music, and circus, Rain’s life’s work is in the integration of circus arts with other performance and movement disciplines. Rain is co-founder and co-artistic director of LA/Glasgow based aerial theatre company, Paper Doll Militia and has been creating, performing, and coaching with the company since its inception in 2006.


Rain’s passion for aerial coaching brings her all over the world teaching specialty workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats (Greece, Mexico & Panama). When she’s not on the road, Rain offers private lessons out of her East LA home studio. Rain is Yoga Alliance certified and has extensive knowledge in various other movement forms that inform her distinct style, including a lifelong background in theatre and dance. Rain also works as a trainer and consultant for theatre and film, notable clients include top Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif for her role in Dhoom 3 and sports legend Serena Williams.

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