Circus Harmony: Giocoso


This past Sunday I was lucky enough to be a part of the photo shoot for Circus Harmony’s 11th annual confluence of music and circus arts, which has been named Giocoso, a musical term meaning joyful. It was an honor to collaborate with this amazing group of young people from all over St. Louis (and some international performers from Cuba, Israel, Germany, and Antigua), who are pulling off some pretty spectacular stunts. They work so hard yet make it look so effortless! Here are some of my favorite photos from the afternoon… but be aware that this encapsulates only a few of the amazing acts that will be part of the big show at the end of the month. I highly recommend buying tickets to one of the shows ($20) to see the whole amazing performance!



I tried, but could not bring myself to choose a favorite act of the ones I saw. There is the graceful beauty of the (very flexible) aerial artists, and the excitement of the springy, gravity-defying acrobatics. There is the suspense of wire-walking and unicycling, and the humor and strength and grace of the ballet unicycle act. It’s all amazing, really. Impossible to look away. Andrew and I are going to the show with friends at the end of the month; I can hardly wait! We hope to see you there! Set aside one of these dates to come support local St. Louis artists and the wonderful and inspiring program of Circus Harmony:

Saturdays at 2pm & 7pm, Sundays at 2pm: January 23rd & 24th, 30th, and 31st.

For tickets go to or call 314-436-7676.

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