"Charivari" is abstract figurative animated film
5 minutes long based on a circus acrobats.
It is my thesis project, completed Dec. 1994, at the California Institute of the Arts.
Before entering CalArts I spent the spring and summer of 1992 touring with the Big Apple Circus and fell in love with it.
The idea of an inclusive nomadic arts community,
the behind the scenes
and the physical artistry of the circus still excites me over a decade
later. And when
time to make a thesis film I knew that it had to be about the circus.
The music was composed by Fernando Ariani.
In July of 2006 Charivari was shown at the Musuem of Modern Art as part of a CalArts retrospective.