One-man circus comes to town

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

At a glance

• What: Flow Circus
• When: Today
• Times and places: 11 a.m., Oakview Recreation Center ; 6:30 p.m., High Point Public Library
• Cost: Free

There also will be a free juggling workshop at 4 p.m. in the library Storyroom for ages 9 and up. Registration is required. Call (336) 883-3666.

 

Jim Zola has seen the same one-man circus for several years now, but it never gets old for him.
“His specialty, really, is improv,” Zola said of performer Paul Miller. “He’s flexible, based on the audience, so it’s not the exact same thing every time.”
Flow Circus, based out of Wake Forest, will be performing twice in High Point today. Miller, its sole performer, juggles and does magic tricks while making the audience laugh.
Zola, a children’s librarian at the High Point Public Library, said though younger elementary students usually are the main age group in the audience, adults also enjoy the show.
For older kids and adults, Miller will teach an afternoon juggling workshop. Zola said Miller is patient with those who have never juggled before.
“He takes the time to give everyone a chance to learn,” Zola said, “and he teaches you how to keep practicing at home.”
Zola said Flow Circus is asked back every year because of positive responses from those who attend. In High Point, Miller has performed through the library for nearly a decade for audiences with as many as 500 kids and parents.
“Everyone loves a circus,” Zola said, “and he puts all his effort into entertaining you.”