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Peter Davison Family Vaudeville Show on July 2 @ Wright Opera House
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Juggler and dancer Peter Davidson ushers in the 4th of July holiday week with a family-friendly vaudeville show at Ouray’s Wright Opera House on Sunday, July 2. Choose from two showings – one at 3 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m.

Juggler and mime extraordinaire Peter Davison

Juggler and mime extraordinaire Peter Davison

From the Press:

“A stunning display of sheer virtuosity…artistic, seemingly effortless perfection.”
—San Francisco Examiner

“Consummate movement artist Peter Davison’s new one-man show makes for an enchanting evening…It’s one amazing bit after another, some tantalizingly brief, all brilliant.”
—Dance Magazine

“Davison manages throughout to hold, captivate and win an audience all the way.”
—Denver Post

“This was not just a juggling act, it was much more, including unique innovations, precisely synchronized, graceful movements and whimsical humor. The audience rewarded Davison with the customary standing ovation, expressing its appreciation for an hour of high-level entertainment.”
—Pueblo Chieftain

“I know more about being human for having seen him. Peter Davison took juggling and movement so far beyond their usual limits that they were no longer juggling and movement. They were art.”
—Carmel Pine Cone

“There are few better ways to illustrate the flow of movement in the body than by watching Peter Davison’s “Solo with Balls,” in which he rolls juggling balls around the periphery of his limbs.”
—San Francisco Bay Guardian

“…a true master, one who has so perfected his craft that he appears to be casually playing with universal laws.”
—Cal State Long Beach Forty Niner

“Both of Davison’s solos – “Wearing Several Hats” and “Interior 1” – took advantage of all his strengths – incredible movement capabilities, sense of space, use of props, and juggling – and both were not only very well performed, but total audience pleasers. In each, especially in “Hats,” Davison showed amazing and rapid (within seconds) character changes as defined by his props.”
—World Dance Reviews

“It has something to do with movement, something to do with objects moving in space and everything to do with wonder. By the end of his one-man performance, the audience is on its feet – children and grandmothers, overaged hippies and business people – cheering and stamping.”
—Boulder Daily Camera

“Davison, looking like a shorter Tommy Tune, and just as cool, soft-shoed it with six balls and no sweat.”
—The Dominion (Wellington, New Zealand)

 

About Peter Davison:

Peter Davison

Peter Davison is from Santa Monica, California. His boyhood idols were Alexander Calder and Batman, influences that led to training in visual art, juggling and dance. While a teenager, Peter began his career street performing in Los Angeles, and appeared as one of ten white-faced jugglers in the movie “Xanadu” with Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John.

Peter moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1980 and began his dance training: ballet with Larry Boyette, Ana Claire, Barbara Demaree, Finis Jhung and Donald Mahler; modern dance with Danelle Helander, and tap with Susan Hadley and Lynn Dally, among others. In 1982 Peter became a founding member of the juggling/movement company Airjazz, with whom he toured for ten years, appearing at venues such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and on national TV programs in seven countries, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Peter has also performed as a dancer with Boulder Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Jan Justis Dance Company, Kim Robards Dance, and 3rd Law Dance/Theater.

Peter has received numerous awards and grants including the 1982 National Juggling Championships (First Place), 1995 Arts Innovation Award (Colorado Arts Federation), 1997 Colorado Arts Council Fellowship, and the 2009 Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography from New Choreographers on Pointe (New York City).

From 2004 to 2015, Peter was Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet, a professional company based in Boulder, Colorado. Peter’s choreography has been performed by Boulder Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, David Taylor Dance Theater, Saint Paul Ballet, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others. Excerpts from his ballet with objects Cirque D’Amour were performed at the 2009 Ballet Builders Showcase at the Dicapo Opera Theater in New York City.

As a solo performer, Peter has appeared at festivals and theaters throughout the United States and internationally including the Carmel/California Performing Arts Festival, Utah State Arts Tour, Cincinnati Playhouse, Encuentro de Malabaristas in Spain, New England New Vaudeville Festival, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, the 5-3-1 Festival of New Juggling and Object Theater in Finland, and the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. His solo TV appearances include Harry Anderson – The Tricks of His Trade (CBS), The Paul Daniels Show (BBC), and 30 Seconds to Fame (Fox).

Also an active educator, Peter has been a teacher in residence at Celebration Barn Theater (Maine), The Lecoq Theater Program of Naropa University (Boulder), and the national circus schools of France and Quebec, under the direction of Cirque du Soleil director Guy Caron. He has taught numerous workshops in public schools, and as a faculty member of Boulder Ballet School (Colorado), Peter taught multi-disciplinary movement and founded the unique Boyz Dance program that introduces male students to the world of dance through physical theater and object manipulation.

Peter has two children with ballet teacher/choreographer Ana Claire: Alex and Claire Davison, both of whom have pursued careers in dance.

Peter Davison Family Vaudeville Show on July 2 @ Wright Opera House
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Juggler and dancer Peter Davidson ushers in the 4th of July holiday week with a family-friendly vaudeville show at Ouray’s Wright Opera House on Sunday, July 2. Choose from two showings – one at 3 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m.

Juggler and mime extraordinaire Peter Davison

Juggler and mime extraordinaire Peter Davison

From the Press:

“A stunning display of sheer virtuosity…artistic, seemingly effortless perfection.”
—San Francisco Examiner

“Consummate movement artist Peter Davison’s new one-man show makes for an enchanting evening…It’s one amazing bit after another, some tantalizingly brief, all brilliant.”
—Dance Magazine

“Davison manages throughout to hold, captivate and win an audience all the way.”
—Denver Post

“This was not just a juggling act, it was much more, including unique innovations, precisely synchronized, graceful movements and whimsical humor. The audience rewarded Davison with the customary standing ovation, expressing its appreciation for an hour of high-level entertainment.”
—Pueblo Chieftain

“I know more about being human for having seen him. Peter Davison took juggling and movement so far beyond their usual limits that they were no longer juggling and movement. They were art.”
—Carmel Pine Cone

“There are few better ways to illustrate the flow of movement in the body than by watching Peter Davison’s “Solo with Balls,” in which he rolls juggling balls around the periphery of his limbs.”
—San Francisco Bay Guardian

“…a true master, one who has so perfected his craft that he appears to be casually playing with universal laws.”
—Cal State Long Beach Forty Niner

“Both of Davison’s solos – “Wearing Several Hats” and “Interior 1” – took advantage of all his strengths – incredible movement capabilities, sense of space, use of props, and juggling – and both were not only very well performed, but total audience pleasers. In each, especially in “Hats,” Davison showed amazing and rapid (within seconds) character changes as defined by his props.”
—World Dance Reviews

“It has something to do with movement, something to do with objects moving in space and everything to do with wonder. By the end of his one-man performance, the audience is on its feet – children and grandmothers, overaged hippies and business people – cheering and stamping.”
—Boulder Daily Camera

“Davison, looking like a shorter Tommy Tune, and just as cool, soft-shoed it with six balls and no sweat.”
—The Dominion (Wellington, New Zealand)

 

About Peter Davison:

Peter Davison

Peter Davison is from Santa Monica, California. His boyhood idols were Alexander Calder and Batman, influences that led to training in visual art, juggling and dance. While a teenager, Peter began his career street performing in Los Angeles, and appeared as one of ten white-faced jugglers in the movie “Xanadu” with Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John.

Peter moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1980 and began his dance training: ballet with Larry Boyette, Ana Claire, Barbara Demaree, Finis Jhung and Donald Mahler; modern dance with Danelle Helander, and tap with Susan Hadley and Lynn Dally, among others. In 1982 Peter became a founding member of the juggling/movement company Airjazz, with whom he toured for ten years, appearing at venues such as the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and on national TV programs in seven countries, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Peter has also performed as a dancer with Boulder Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Jan Justis Dance Company, Kim Robards Dance, and 3rd Law Dance/Theater.

Peter has received numerous awards and grants including the 1982 National Juggling Championships (First Place), 1995 Arts Innovation Award (Colorado Arts Federation), 1997 Colorado Arts Council Fellowship, and the 2009 Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography from New Choreographers on Pointe (New York City).

From 2004 to 2015, Peter was Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet, a professional company based in Boulder, Colorado. Peter’s choreography has been performed by Boulder Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, David Taylor Dance Theater, Saint Paul Ballet, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others. Excerpts from his ballet with objects Cirque D’Amour were performed at the 2009 Ballet Builders Showcase at the Dicapo Opera Theater in New York City.

As a solo performer, Peter has appeared at festivals and theaters throughout the United States and internationally including the Carmel/California Performing Arts Festival, Utah State Arts Tour, Cincinnati Playhouse, Encuentro de Malabaristas in Spain, New England New Vaudeville Festival, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, the 5-3-1 Festival of New Juggling and Object Theater in Finland, and the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. His solo TV appearances include Harry Anderson – The Tricks of His Trade (CBS), The Paul Daniels Show (BBC), and 30 Seconds to Fame (Fox).

Also an active educator, Peter has been a teacher in residence at Celebration Barn Theater (Maine), The Lecoq Theater Program of Naropa University (Boulder), and the national circus schools of France and Quebec, under the direction of Cirque du Soleil director Guy Caron. He has taught numerous workshops in public schools, and as a faculty member of Boulder Ballet School (Colorado), Peter taught multi-disciplinary movement and founded the unique Boyz Dance program that introduces male students to the world of dance through physical theater and object manipulation.

Peter has two children with ballet teacher/choreographer Ana Claire: Alex and Claire Davison, both of whom have pursued careers in dance.