2021 - 2022 Season

The Miraculous Magical Balloon

    Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and dazzling choreography, The Miraculous Magical Balloon tells a story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk, full of toys, tricks, and surprises. This show is suited for audiences of all ages.

    Paata first learned this pantomime show from his master, Igor Romanov, in Georgia 45 years ago and first performed it with Irina in 1996 at the Kennedy Center. It has become a staple of our outreach and educational programming, and this year we’re taking it off the stage and into the great outdoors.

    We will be doing FREE public performances of “The Miraculous Magical Balloon” at parks and outdoor events throughout Arlington this summer and fall!


    Performance Dates, Times, and Locations

    (Click dates below to reserve your FREE tickets via Eventbrite!)

    August 10th – 11am – Dark Star Park

    August 14th – 11am – FRESHFARM Market at National Landing

    August 19th – 5pm – Arlington County Fair

    August 21st – 4pm – Arlington County Fair

    August 24th – 11am – Dark Star Park

    September 11th – 11am – Lubber Run Amphitheater*

    September 25th – 11am – Rosslyn Reads at Central Place Plaza

    October 2nd – 1pm – Langston Boulevard Renaming Celebration at Woodstock Park (Eventbrite Coming Soon!)

    October 8th – 6:00pm – Rosslyn Cinema at Gateway Park (Eventbrite Coming Soon!)

    *This is a special performance in honor of First Responders and their families. For more information about this event, click here.

    Created by Paata Tsikurishvili
    Directed and Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili
    Touring Company: Pablo Guillen, Irene Hamilton, Josh Lucas, Maryam Najafzada