THE PARAPLAY INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT
The ParaPlay exhibit invites curious minds to discover drop-free para-juggling skills. Explore and discover orbital patterns, pendulum patterns, elliptical patterns and more by rolling metal bearings inside parabolic orbital dishes.
Engineered by Michael Menes, an award-winning professional juggler and variety entertainer with over 40 years of experience, ParaPlay shares the world of juggling without all the messy drops!
It’s a fun, challenging, educational drop-free juggling system designed for ages 5 to 105. ParaPlay is great for physical education. It’s therapeutic, relaxing and develops concentration, rhythmic skills, problem solving, and creativity as well as nurturing a hands-on appreciation of math, physics and geometry.
The entire exhibit is designed according to a fun and colorful circular design theme.
The exhibit features multiple ParaPlay orbital dishes set to different heights so that kids as well as adults can participate and experience drop-free para-juggling. A large projected instructional video runs nonstop on a large, 7’ x 7’ circular screen that demonstrates para-juggling moves and patterns.
Schedule ParaPlay at your next expo, special event, elementary school, museum, summer camp, library or science center today!
Michael Menes (pronounced men•ness) is an international performing artist and entrepreneur based in the Oxford Hills Region of Western Maine. He has performed all over the world and currently tours his awesome juggling and variety shows in schools, libraries, theaters, festivals and community centers across Maine and New England.
JUGGLING SHOWS FOR EXHIBITIONS & SCHOOLS
Lively demonstrations of expert juggling are available as a part of the interactive exhibit. Michael performs dazzling juggling routines with clubs, balls, rings, diabolos, and more. Shows are typically 15 to 30 minutes in length and may require an additional performing area. 45 minute school assembly programs are also available.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESENTING THE PARAPLAY INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT, PARA-JUGGLING WORKSHOPS OR JUGGLING SHOWS?
For availability and pricing, call Michael Menes at 207-440-9147 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM MICHAEL’S AWESOME JUGGLING SHOW FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
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PARAPLAY SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PARAPLAY EXHIBITS
• A 20′ x 16′ space with a level floor is preferred. The ParaPlay projector is positioned 18′ from a large circular projection screen. If space is limited, the exhibit can be downsized to fit in an area of 10′ by 16′ using a smaller projection screen.
• An electrical outlet.
• Setup time and strike time is approximately one hour*. (*Additional time is necessary to load-in equipment.)
• Two volunteers with a hand truck to assist loading in and loading out of equipment.