Audience Reviews from the 2014 Boulder International Fringe Festival - click here
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,
"Davison manages throughout to hold, captivate and win an audience all the way."
"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."
"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)
"Peter's show is not only delightful, charming, entetaining and fun – it's also remarkably brilliant. The highlight for me was sitting in the audience next to a senior patron who several times grabbed my arm gasping and exclaiming "amazing," "unbelievable," "how did he do that" and at the same time catching the overwhelming joy of a four-year old patron who sat behind us bubbling with laughter and amazement throughout the entire performance. You don't want to miss this one!"
—Scott Doser, Artistic Director, Michael D. Palm Theatre, Telluride, Colorado
"This man makes small circus cool again, but make no mistake. This is no small show; his artistry and craft play huge.
He marries the best of the ages: old time, sophisticated cool fused with contemporary, funky and modern fun.
I've been watching and presenting shows for thirty years and it is clear that Peter Davison has the goods."
—Steve Duchrow, Director of Performing Arts, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois
"The event not only attracted a good crowd, but managed to engage and keep engaged patrons of all ages, from three to 63. After the show, we received a lot of compliments from the audience and great enthusiasm for Peter's talents. From a production viewpoint, Peter could not have been easier to work with...I wish all of our talent could take a lesson from him!"
—Gram Slaton, Executive Director, Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado
"Peter's artistic talents are unquestionable, and his performance that day delighted adults and young children alike. He is truly professional, congenial, and a delight to watch. We look forward to his returning to our small community in the future."
—Susan Hillhouse, President, Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
"Mr. Davison has the rare ability to create and perform physically challenging material of substance, engaging audiences of all ages. Extremely high standards permeate his show, including collaboration with professional composer/musicians and theatrical and technical directors. Five months after his performance at the SteamPlant Theater in Salida, Colorado, audience members continue to tell me how much they loved his one-man show and ask when he will return!"
—Jan Justis, Director, Jan Justis Dance Company & Independent Producer, Salida, Colorado