Violet and Fortuna

Violet and Fortuna are an artistic partnership by Kathleen Livingston (Violet) and Erin Garber-Pearson (Fortuna). Their work uses spoken poetics, sculptural elements, and acrobatics to tell stories inspired by real events combined with tall tales and other fantastics. They perform at theaters, festivals, galleries, and the occasional beach.

Currently Violet and Fortuna are working on “Laces,” a full-length circus show about building a home. In lyric vignettes and contemporary circus arts, our characters, drawn from myth and our own lives, learn that when it comes to home: You find one. Or, you make one from scratch out of a bit of fortitude and found materials.


The Ann Arbor Aviary, 720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108