"Davison turns his juggling bit into a graceful variation on modern dance...refreshing."
"Davison manages throughout to hold, captivate, and win an audience all the way."
—The Denver Post
"He marries the best of the ages: old time, sophisticated cool fused with contemporary, funky and modern fun."
—Steve Duchrow, Elgin Community College Arts Center, IL
"A stunning display of sheer virtuosity...artistic, seemingly effortless perfection."
—The San Francisco Examiner
"I know more about being human for having seen him."
—Linnet C. Harlan, Carmel Performing Arts Festival, CA
"Watching him move is like seeing magic."
—Matt Roben, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival
Peter Davison is a mingler of movement arts, weaving influences from circus, dance, and physical theater to create poetry of motion.
With joyful ingenuity Peter brings everyday objects to life—as partners in a dance, or characters in a story—to create a singular expression of humanity. A frequent audience response is "I'll never look at the things around me the same way again!"
Peter was born in 1961 and raised in Santa Monica, California in a supportive and creative family. His boyhood idols were Alexander Calder and Batman, who no doubt inspired his future career in subtle ways. Through his teenage years, Peter learned to captivate non-captive audiences by juggling and unicycling on the streets of Los Angeles, and in 1979 got a gig as a white-faced juggler in the movie Xanadu
with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly (now available on video cassette!)
In 1982, Peter won first place at the International Jugglers Association Championships, and then toured for ten years with the innovative juggling and movement troupe Airjazz, including an appearance on The Tonight Show
with Johnny Carson. Yes, Johnny was also a cool guy off screen.
Since the 1990's, Peter and his company of animate objects have performed at festivals and theaters internationally and on the CBS, BBC, and Fox TV networks.
Also an accomplished dancer and choreographer, Peter was Co-Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet for eleven years, and he is a recipient of the national Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography.
After more than forty years in the performing arts, Peter continues to enjoy creating enchantments and sharing them with audiences of all ages through live, interactive events.