- Science concepts like gravity are introduced in the most entertaining way possible. That's the way people learn science.
- Flow Circus was an extraordinary educational program where can you learn and have fun at the same time!
- Absolutely hit the spot.
- "Gravity" was on everyone's lips as they left the show. Loved the reminder that failing is okay and that trying over and over again will lead to success.
- So amazingly accommodating. I really feel like we were partnering to impact the families we serve.
- Paul really connects with the audience, invites participation, and makes them feel comfortable with his show from beginning to end.
Science of Awesome: Performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus tells the story of one fateful summer when he first learns about physics. In this seemingly magical world where things fall, balance, and spin, he defies gravity and discovers new skills. His journey begins with a single question that ultimately gets answered through problem solving and the scientific method.
Full Day Package: Up to 3 school assembly performances of Science of Awesome or Read Yourself Silly or Juggling Money. If your school is small and only requires a single performance, you have the option of adding hands-on workshops or author visits to your package. Cost: $1000/day when we are on tour in your area.
Full Day + Family Night Package: Once the students see Paul's show during the day, they will make their parents come back to school at night for an encore performance. Great way to encourage PTA sign ups at the beginning of the school year or increase traffic for book fair. You also have the option to add a Pick Up & Play Station to engage families after the show. This package also includes a Skill Toy Kit for your P.E. department, library, or afterschool club if we are able to set up a Skoyz Store as part of the family night event. Cost: $1500/day+nightVisit FlowCircus.com/schools for more information. Contact Dawn@FlowCircus.com to get more information or check availability.
Summer 2014 Week of May 26 - Louisiana Week of June 2 - Gulf Shores area of Alabama Week of June 9 - North and South Carolina Week of June 16 - North Carolina Week of June 23 & 30 - Northeast Tour (PA, NY, NJ, CT, MA) Week of July 7 - N/A Week of July 14 - Virginia Week of July 21 & 28 - North and South Carolina Week of August 4 & 11 - Northeast Tour (PA, NY, NJ, CT, MA)
Hands-on tween/teen workshops are also available which will allow participants to experience the science of juggling and skill toys first hand. Visit FlowCircus.com/library to learn more about our programs or check out our Video Gallery to see how Paul has connected to the CSLP theme in past summers.
- Characteristics of the current generation of youth: more risk-averse, have a discomfort with ambiguity, more accepting of a range of identities, hyper-connected with parents. The researchers do acknowledge that these characteristics may have been influenced by variables other than technology use.
- Today’s youth see their lives as a string of ordered apps or as a single, extended cradle-to-grave app (a “super-app”)
- There is a prevailing attitude that whatever humans want should be provided by apps (a fast on-demand shortcut). If the app doesn’t exist, it should be created right away by someone. If no app can be imagined, then the desire must not matter.
- The authors draw a distinction between apps that are app-enabling (ones that allow or encourage us to pursue new possibilities) vs. app-dependent (ones that restrict or determine our procedures, choices, or goals).
- The research looks at the impact of app-enabling vs. app-dependent on three main areas: identity formation, intimacy, and imaginative powers. For example, apps can help an individual form a stronger, more powerful identity or result in a pre-packaged, superficial identity.
- They state, Whether we can go on to fulfill our full potential in these spheres, to take advantage of apps (“enabling”) without being programmed by them (“dependent”), remains a formidable challenge.
- They challenge app designers to enable users (not create dependence) and challenge parents/teachers to model using apps in an enabling way.
A most exciting, high-energy show which was engaging and entertaining and educational all at one time, and equally entertaining for adults and children. Paul added a lot of humor, enlisted volunteers from the audience, and provided 45 minutes of continuous, high-quality fun! Barbara McNutt, Upper Dublin Public Library, Fort Washington, PA
You guys put the pro in professional and the f in fun. Your pre-show contact and information is always spot on and your follow up is the best of any performer I've worked with hands down. Your continued exploration of new areas and new ways of reaching children with your art speaks volumes of your dedication and determination. I hope to see Flow Circus again and again and again for many years to come. Jess Willis, Florence County Library, Florence, SC
By talking about how he used the library to learn how to do what he does, Paul makes using the library a fun and cool thing to do! I'm sure I'll have a rush on my juggling books and that's great! Stefanie Kellum, Kernersville Branch Library, Kernersville, NC
Thank you very much for coming to Broome County Public Library tonight. Your show inspired my daughter to start juggling. She grabbed 3 plastic bags as soon as we arrived home. She hopes to "one day be as great as Paul." Comment on our Facebook page.
Took the kids to the England Run Library yesterday for a free magic show. And to be honest I wasn't expecting much just something to entertain the kids for at least 45 minutes. To my surprise the show was AMAZING. Paul is AWESOME. Can't wait to work out details to have you at our school... Comment on our Facebook page.
In addition to library programs, Flow Circus impacted summer campers throughout the East Coast with staff trainings, Juggling and Skill Toy Kits, as well as performances. Below is a fun shot taken after our Juggling 101 Staff Training at Cary Academy Summer Quest in May.FlowCircus.com for more information about all of our programs.
Can You Dig It? Performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus takes us back to one memorable summer when his eccentric uncle comes to visit. Unlike any other adult Paul knows, his uncle opens up an exciting, new world of play through stories, books, juggling, magic, and more. More importantly, he encourages Paul not just to copy what others are doing, but to dig deeper and explore his own unique interests and talents.
Paul’s comedy juggling and magic show engages audiences of all ages. Credits include Disney Cruise Lines, Off-Broadway, and performances from coast to coast. He also loves to share his passion for play at schools, libraries, and camps throughout the year.Our SRP 2013 tween/teen workshops will encourage participants to explore Beneath the Surface and discover skill-based talents such as juggling and skill toys at their library. We currently have over 100 shows and workshops booked in 8 states, but there are still a few openings. Visit FlowCircus.com/Library for more information about our programs.