The Science & Circus Arts Show!
"LocoMotion is smart, creative, and perfectly entertaining."
—Mikala Thompson, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins
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National Juggling Champion and movement artist Peter Davison presents juggling, unicycling, balancing,
acrobatics, and more, while teaching the science behind the artistry. This S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, Math) program is a perfect mix of education and entertainment for school assemblies, libraries, theaters, and community centers.
Much more than a "science demonstration," Peter mixes awesome circus skills with dance and physical theater in a unique presentation that captivates all ages.
Human and machine locomotion, Newton's Laws of Motion, center of gravity, gyroscopic action, centrifugal and centripetal forces, friction, and other physical phenomena
and a STUDY GUIDE
are available to keep the fun and learning going well after the show is over.
This show is packed with audience participation, education, and entertainment!
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REVIEWS FOR LOCOMOTION
"If you are looking for a S.T.E.M. program that is both entertaining and educational this is it!
Peter kept a wide range of ages from 3 to 93 engaged and learning. I can't believe how many science concepts he fit into his performance: center of balance, gravity, centripetal force, and so much more!
He has an ability to bring a sense of wonder and joy to the kids and families while explaining the science behind his circus acts. I kept smiling for the rest of the day and we can't wait for Peter to come back this winter!"
—Dawn Mendel, Park Hill Branch, Denver Public Library
"Peter Davison puts on an impressive, solo, integrated performance that enhances the artistic side of locomotion.
Through movement, humor, and circus skills, Peter offered developmentally appropriate lessons to our students (ages 4-11) on complex subjects like inertia, momentum, balance, etc., all the while keeping the kiddos wildly entertained.
I would highly recommend inviting him for all-school assemblies or smaller classroom workshops!"
—Erica Joos, Director of Arts, Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies
"'This was the best program [Palmer Lake Library] has ever had!'
...comment received from a patron of many years. Every element of Peter's program was coordinated with wonderful musical accompaniment. He moved seamlessly from one segment to
the next keeping the entire audience (and library staff) enthralled. He had several opportunities for children to participate in meaningful ways. When you host Peter Davison you will appreciate his preparedness, calm manor, ability
to engage a wide-range of ages simultaneously, his skill with his technical equipment, and of course his physical accomplishments."
—Linda Fuqua-Jones, Branch Supervisor, Palmer Lake Branch, Pikes Peak Library District
"Peter Davison put on a show for our elementary school kids that had them mesmerized, laughing, and learning physics laws all at the same time!
Kids were engaged/involved throughout. I would very much recommend having him come to your school. Highly entertaining!"
—Tom Wetzel, P.E. instructor, Eugene Field Elementary, Littleton
"Peter Davison's expert artistry and experienced showmanship combine to create a captivating display from which he cleverly reveals the science behind the circus arts.
Peter was well-prepared for the size and scope of the crowd, and demonstrated a refreshingly exceptional level of professionalism throughout the entire booking process.
He's a rare talent who has mastered the art of juggling teaching and entertaining...and juggling."
—Mikala Thompson, Brand Development Manager, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins
"Peter's understanding and ability to connect physics concepts to the world of circus arts is mesmerizing.
Just when one thinks he can't possibly add another dimension he expands to yet another concept and keeps the audience spinning right along with him!"
—Paula Ciberay, Youth Services Program & Outreach Manager, Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride
"The performance was fantastic with movement and acrobatics.
Somehow he managed to relate each act to specific laws of physical science. The library would gladly have him perform again and again."
—James Ramsey, Ford-Warren Branch, Denver Public Library
"I would rank him as one of the best performers we have ever had.
Mr. Davison distinguished himself by coming fully prepared with interesting information that was both informative and highly creative. He held a captive audience which included a range of ages from very young children all the way through adults. His high energy, patience and professionalism made the program a success. The following are just a few of the compliments our library received regarding Mr. Davison and his performance: "When will he be back? My kids and I loved him!" "Thank you for having this program. It was so great." "Where else will he be performing? My other daughter couldn't come today but she would have loved this!" A child around the age of 7 years old came up to me after the show and thanked me for having him come to the library saying, "That was so neat. I want to learn how to do that stuff."
—Jenny Gaechter, Children's Specialist, Manitou Springs Library, Pikes Peak Library District
To book LocoMotion, call Peter at 303-748-9244 or click here to email.