Peter Davison, Poet of Motion

Peter Davison is a diverse performing artist who has gone from National Juggling Champion in 1982 to recipient of the Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography, New York, in 2009. During the 1980s, Peter toured with the Boulder-based juggling/dance trio Airjazz, appearing at venues such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. In recent years Peter has performed at Seattle’s Moisture Festival of Variety Arts, and the 5-3-1 Festival of New Juggling and Object Theatre in Helsinki, Finland. His new vaudeville show “Tossed & Found” was a hit of the 2014 Boulder International Fringe Festival, and the 2015 Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival.

Peter  has performed and taught workshops in Colorado schools regularly since 1992. He was Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet for eleven years, and developed a multi-disciplinary boys dance program at Boulder Ballet School that has inspired dozens of boys with movement arts. Several of his former students have gone on to professional careers or university programs in dance and theater. He is currently on the faculties of the Arvada Center, Littleton Ballet Academy, and The Art Underground in Louisville.

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Peter Davison, Poet of Motion is available for full or part-time residencies.


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Explore: Dance, Performing Arts, STEAM, Theatre, Improvisation, Juggling, Mime, Science


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  • Loco-Motion The Science & Circus Arts Show!

    Performance for grades Pre-K through 12th

    Peter performs circus and physical theater pieces with juggling, unicycling, balancing, acrobatics and more, while teaching the science behind the artistry.
    Human and machine locomotion, Newton’s 3 laws of motion, gyroscopic action, centrifugal and centripetal forces, center of gravity, friction, and other physical phenomena are revealed.
    Worskhops and study guide options are available to keep the fun and learning going well after the show is over.

  • Juggling and Balancing Workshop

    Workshop or Residency for grades 3rd through 12th

    Peacock feather balancing, scarf and ball juggling develop eye-hand coordination, concentration, and step-by-step learning. Toss juggling increases the ability to visually track across the mid line, supporting all learning. Equipment provided for groups of up to 30.

  • Vaudeville Workshop

    Workshop or Residency for grades 2nd through 12th

    Physical education meets performing art with mime illusions and tricks with objects, all presented within scenarios or theatrical situations that allow for personal expression of each student. Vaudeville was popular entertainment in theaters throughout the United States and Europe, before the advent of TV. Many creative bits and skills were invented during this fertile period. Vaudeville activities are full of physical discovery, teamwork, observation, individuality and humor.

  • Movement Imagination

    Workshop for grades 1st through 12th

    Movement of people and objects can be used to explore other areas of study and reinforce learning through physical, visceral movement art. Mime, dance and physical theater form the medium, to which literary and visual art elements can be added. This workshop is a collaboration with teachers at the school, based on a chosen curriculum area.

  • Up in the Air

    Performance for grades Pre-K through 12th

    Peter Davison weaves virtuoso skills in juggling, dance and kinetic comedy to transform the stage into a magical world of motion! Using ordinary objects and a great deal of creativity, Peter brings us back to the days of vaudeville with a classic yet relevant style of performance.
    Includes audience participation and elements of history, science, and the performing arts.