Posted by – July 21, 2009
Another busy week. Paul is in the middle of performing at 11 libraries in Fairfax County, Virginia ….. in 4 days! He has adapted his Read Yourself Silly show to fit with the Fairfax County theme: Read Around the World. If you have seen one of the shows, please feel free to share your impressions.
To see images from the tour visit the Flow Circus photo gallery.
Posted by – July 19, 2009
Flow Circus spent this past week visiting several libraries in North Carolina. This photo was taken in the Biscoe Community Center just a few miles from the geographic center of the state. The library and this theater are located in a building that is one of the oldest public school buildings in NC. A beautiful space & a fun audience – a wonderful combination!!
In addition to Biscoe, Paul enjoyed performing at libraries in High Point, Oxford, Creedmoor, and Greensboro. If you saw one of these shows, please share your comments about the show. To see photos from the shows visit our photo gallery.
Flow Circus took time off from performing this week to teach 2 Beginning Juggling, Magic, & Balloon Sculpting camps at the Cary Academy Summer Quest Program. We have been amazed by the skills these 9-14 year olds have developed in such a short time! Visit our photo gallery to see images of campers sculpting giant palm trees, mastering a variety of skill toys, and performing magic tricks like the cup and ball routine!
If you or your child was a camper, we would love to hear what you enjoyed most about the camp. Feel free to post your comments here.
We will be teaching another beginner camp in addition to an advanced camp the week of July 27th. If you are interested in more information, visit the Summer Quest website.
During our tour of libraries in York County, SC this past week, we were reminded about the invaluable role that libraries play in preserving a community’s history and identity. Driving into Clover, we passed an old decaying mill building. When I asked one of the library staff about it, she was able to tell me some of the history of the mill and it’s role in the town. She then referred me to several books in the reference section with photographs showing the mill in it’s heyday.
When we arrived at the next library, I went to the reference section while Paul was setting up for his show. I was surprised to learn that the community we were in – York, SC – had been the winter home of the Barnett Family Circus. There were pictures of the community’s Christmas Parade with Santa riding down the street on an elephant! The circus spending winters here inspired a York based family of brothers to start another circus – the Bennett Family Circus. The librarian told us that after the circus closed, many of the members decided to live and work in York because it had become their home. She was able to direct us to the buildings in which the elephants were kept and the building picutred here which housed the circus members. It was an honor for Paul to perform in a community so rich in the circus arts!
As you travel this summer, be sure to visit the local library to gain an insider’s perspective on what makes that place unique. To see pictures from the performances, visit the Flow Circus Photo Gallery.