Grounded: A Devised Circus Show

Grounded: A Devised Circus Show was produced by Michael Giovinco using grant funding from the Miller Arts Scholars program and the University Award for Projects in the Arts at the University of Virginia. Advising on the project provided by Marianne Kubik and Steven Warner.

Production Photos below were taken by Elizabeth Swider at the University of Virinia Department of Drama’s Caplin Theatre.

Written and Directed by Michael Giovinco

Stage Managed by Maddie Wheatley

Lighting Design by Steven Spera

Clown Costumes Designed by Michael Giovinco

Scenic Design by Michael Giovinco

Technical Direction and Rigging by Casey Horton

Cast

Brabble, the Hobo Clown………………………………………………………………………Michael Giovinco

Calliope, the European Whiteface Clown……………………………………………………..Emily Schmid

Elke, the kid…………………………………………………………………………………………….Elke Beaumont

Partner Acrobatics…………………………………………………………..Brian Gibney, Shaheen Alikhan, Hannah Noah, Chante Mack

Silks………………………………Rachel Therese, Margaret Lambert, Claire Kaiden, Hannah Noah, Chante Mack, Katie Cramer, Brian Gibney, Shaheen Alikhan

Lyra…………………………………………………………………………………………………….Laura Shankman

Chandelier……………………………………….Shaheen Alikhan, Rachel Therese, Margaret Lambert

Stilts………………………………………………………………………………Michael Giovinco, Hannah Noah

Hula Hoop…………………………………………………………………………………………..Agnieszka Gawda

Poi…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Katie Cramer

Unicycle…………………………………………………………………………………………………….Bobby Finley

Ribbon Dancers……………Katie Cramer, Agnieszka Gawda, Claire Kaiden, Margaret Lambert, Chante Mack, Hannah Noah, Laura Shankman, Rachel Therese

Caroline Newman wrote a wonderful article sharing our story that circulated around the University with stunning shots by Sanjay Suchak taken during one of our rehearsals while we pieced together the technical elements of the show.

In a photo essay encapsulating some of his favorite highlights from 2017 Sanjay Suchak included a section on our production.

The University of Virginia Arts Magazine used a shot from our show as part of the cover of their Spring 2017 issue.

Grounded in a magazine

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