What a wonderful presentation -- creative,
informative, powerful, and entertaining. The feedback has been fantastic.
The show truly reached all facets of our curriculum in a way that our students and the adults in the audience could truly understand and enjoy. Christine Davis, John Lyman School, Durham/Middlefield
I think my grade 6 teachers/students would definitely
benefit from watching the show. Thank you for helping to bring science to
light…via the arts!
ARTFARM performers are beautiful and agile, amazing
and expressive. A Pelican is covered in oil and cannot fly or clean himself - this brought us
to tears... White gossamer-clad stiltwalkers are towering glaciers that melt as the oceans
rise! ARTFARM is simply genius!
ARTFARM’s Circus For A Fragile Planet – Submerged!
uses circus, poetry, and science as it entertains and brings attention to the
impact humans are having on Earth’s life giving circulatory system of rivers,
streams, oceans, and aquifers. A must see!
The SUBMERGED show is full of surprises. The
audience simply cannot predict what will come from behind the curtain next!
The children were giggling, cheering, and thinking the entire time.
As a result, learning occurs while the students are completely engaged in
a content rich, entertaining performance. The children continue to make
connections between the information in the show, their studies of balance and
motion, and the environment weeks later. The performance made an impact
on the children’s awareness of some serious issues effecting our world.
Wheeler and his
troupe create an hour-long show that fascinates children, teenagers and adults
alike. Just as films like “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles” combine beauty,
humor and pathos to appeal to a broad audience, so does “Circus for a Fragile
Planet: Submerged” snare us in its web of colors, music and complex moves. The
Fossil Fools juggle, flip, dance, stilt walk, balance, unicycle and act.
Pine Point School really
enjoyed your December visit to share Circus for a Fragile Planet:SUBMERGED!
with our students. You were so well received from the entire student body
and we've heard many glowing comments from our faculty and parents after your
program. We noticed that the students were completely engaged during the
performance, which is quite a feat, given the wide age span of our audience
that day -- the student body from kindergarten through 9th graders. News
of your visit even drew a contingency of locally home schooled students to
attend and enjoy the program. The actual concepts the show covered were
such a superb fit for our students' studies at Pine Point: as they recycle and
compost their garbage at school each day, learn about clean energy through the
school's solar panels and wind turbine, participate in International Beach
Clean Up in fourth grade, study the pond in sixth grade, then biology and the
ocean, aboard the school's boat, in ninth. They were captivated, and it
showed in their faces. Your program is destined to be remembered by the
students as a favorite.