Waiting for Balloon

Black Box Theatre
This production was designed especially for children under 5!
Theatre for the Very Young

Two childlike hobo-clown characters are waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.” The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is. Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we wait! This is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects.

The following performances are SOLD OUT:

March 13, 2018 at 11 a.m.

March 16, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

March 24, 2018 at 11 a.m.

March 27, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

March 29, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Special Events

  • Toddler Takeover 2017

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    The Alliance Theatre and High Museum of Art invite you to the fourth annual TODDLER TAKEOVER, an arts festival for the very young, October 13 - 14, 2017, at the Woodruff Arts Center.

    This one of a kind experience developed for children from birth through 5 years old will feature performances of 4 productions of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young, infant and toddler tours, art-making at the High Museum of Art, and much more. Enjoy the return of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Very Young as an add-on option. 

    Day passes on sale now.

    Admission:
    Kids 0-5 years: FREE
    Kids 6-17: $ 5 or $10 for the 2 Day Pass
    Adults: $ 30 or $50 for the 2 Day Pass

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    Arts-inspired Workshops and Activities:

    All activities under this header are available in person the day of the event with the purchase of your day pass.

    Lil Yogis – Yoga Classes for the Very Young

    Daily at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

    Led by certified yoga instructor Lucy Curtis. A 30 minute yoga session with toddlers front and center with their caregivers.

    Parents and Tots Drama Workshops

    Friday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.

    Saturday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 11 a.m.

    In this 30 minute class session, little ones will explore themes and moments from Alliance Theatre for the Very Young productions through creative play and sensory activities side-by-side with their grown-ups. These workshops are appropriate for children 18 months – 36 months old and their caregivers.

    Family Storytelling Workshops

    Friday at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11 a.m.

    Saturday at 9:00 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.

    In this 30 minute class session, little ones will explore themes and moments from Alliance Theatre for the Very Young productions through creative play and sensory activities side-by-side with their grown-ups. These workshops are appropriate for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers.

    Arts-Inspired Play Space

    Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    An artistic retreat from the structure of performances and workshops, this room offers a space for children and families to interact with multiple art forms at the same time. There will be opportunities for artful construction through the use of found objects, making art while listening to different kinds of music, using visual art to inspire physical movement and cozy corners to read storybooks about a variety of art forms.

    Creative Movement Workshops

    Daily at 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

    Explore body movement, creative expression, and gesture to tell stories based on the Alliance Theatre Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young production, The Lizard & El Sol.

    Dramatic Designs

    Daily, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Explore the beautiful characters in children’s book author and artist Ashley Bryan’s work through costume design and construction.

    Baby Rave

    Daily at 9:45 a.m.

    Installation by Santiago Paramo

    Stimulate your senses while immersing children and their caregivers into an interactive world filled with sounds, lights and colorful props. Discover how you can manipulate sound and affect the overall behavior of the installation piece.

    This is your life: an interactive play-station for all ages

    Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Have you ever wondered what things look like from your child's point of view?  This play-station offers fun creative activities for adults and children to step into each other's shoes. Drop in for a few minutes for an arts and crafts activity and a virtual reality taster.

    Baby Steps: Infant Tour

    A twenty minute, in-gallery tour for infants who are fifteen months and younger with their caregivers. For babies’ earliest encounters with art, we emphasize constructing meaning, identifying works of art that they will be responsive to, and creating connections through tactile components. This program is about starting a one-on-one conversation between caregiver and child and developing a dialogue with art.

    Toddler Tours

    A twenty minute, in-gallery workshop for toddlers from fifteen months to three years old with their caregivers. This workshop is a physically interactive experience for toddlers to engage with art. Building on budding imaginations, we’ll use dance and drama-based strategies to interpret works of art and learn about museums.

    Ashley Bryan-Inspired Art Making

    Toddlers are natural artists! Get inspired by Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan and then get creative with your family in our workshop. High Museum teaching artists will lead drop-in art-making classes where you can be immersed in Ashley Bryan materials and love of stories.

    Ashley Bryan Storytimes

    At the High, our storytellers read with children and invite them to make meaning of a book’s art, text, and design. Bring your littlest ones for an interactive Ashley Bryan Storytime including puppets and music!

    For more information, contact attvy@alliancetheatre.org

    Featured Performances and Exhibitions: 

    Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performance – Roob and Noob - SOLD OUT
    Friday, October 13, at 9:30 a.m.,10:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. - All performances are at capacity.
    Written and Directed by Andy Gaukel
    Meet Roob and Noob: two overly curious scientists who love nothing more than discovering something new. Join them on an interactive adventure, as they build machines from simple objects and explore the wonder and sensations of each of the four seasons.

    Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performance – Waiting for Balloon
    Friday, October 13, at 9 a.m. 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. are Sold Out.
    Written by T Marq
    Directed by Rosemary Newcott
    Two childlike hobo-clown characters are waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon”. The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is. Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we wait! This is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects.

    Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performance – The Lizard & El Sol - SOLD OUT
    Saturday, October 14, at 9:30 a.m.,10:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. - All performances are at capacity.
    Directed by Rosemary Newcott
    An interactive adventure based on a famous Mexican folktale about a time when El Sol, (the Sun), disappeared from the sky. Young ones and their caregivers will help the tenacious Lizard find the sleepy El Sol and finally coax him out of his hiding place. This tropical tale promises to culminate in a grand festival to celebrate sunshine and friendship and all the joy that life can bring!

    Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performance – Beautiful Blackbird - SOLD OUT
    Saturday, October 14, at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - All performances are at capacity. 
    Written by Theroun D’Arcy Patterson
    Composed by Eugene H. Russell IV and Naima Carter Russell
    Directed by Donya Washington
    Inspired by the award-winning Ashley Bryan picture book, this rhythmic play explores the universal idea that true beauty is found within. Adapted from a Zambian folk tale, this story traces Blackbird’s courageous journey to share his truth that “color on the outside is not what’s on the inside.” Featuring an original jazzy score and inventive creative movement, Beautiful Blackbird brings Ashley Bryan’s inspired artwork to life in visceral and moving ways.

    Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan

    Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Continuing the High Museum’s series of picture-book art exhibitions, this show examines the decades-long career of author and illustrator Ashley Bryan.

    Special Add-on Programming:

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Very Young - Music Around the World!*

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

    Bring your little ones along as we set off on a journey to discover Music Around the World! With these performances, we will have a blast as we move and groove to the music of North America. Join us as we explore the differences in melody, harmony, rhythm, dance, instruments and more! Perfect for ages 3 - 5 years old.

    Add-on performance:

    Adult: $15.00

    Child (ages 6-17): $8.00

    Child (ages 3-5): $0.00

    *To purchase admission to this performance, a link will be provided through email following check out. For more information regarding this experience, contact Ruthie Miltenberger at ruthie.miltenberger@atlantasymphony.org 

     

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