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THE REMEMBER BALLOONS

March 28, 2025 Des Moines Civic Center

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Grades K-5

James’s Grandpa has the best balloons because he has the best memories. He has balloons showing Dad when he was young and Grandma when they were married. Grandpa has balloons about camping and Aunt Nelle’s poor cow. Grandpa also has a silver balloon filled with the memory of a fishing trip he and James took together.  

But when Grandpa’s balloons begin to float away, James is heartbroken. No matter how hard he runs, James can’t catch them. One day, Grandpa lets go of the silver balloon—and he doesn’t even notice!  

Grandpa no longer has balloons of his own. But James has many more than before. It’s up to him to share those balloons, one by one.  

Created by Director/Choreographer Dominic Moore-Dunson, recognized in Dance Magazine’s prestigious “25 to Watch” list for 2023, this dance production breathes life into “The Remember Balloons” story by bringing it to the stage! Beautifully accompanied by an original score, the show incorporates digital projections and voiceover narration to complement the movements, resulting in an experience enjoyed by all ages.  

 

This special production is being co-commissioned by Des Moines Performing Arts. 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Literacy, Dance, Theater

TEACHER RESOURCES

Teachers will recieve teacher resources 4-6 weeks before the performance. 

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TICKET INFORMATION

Show Date Time   Availability
Friday, March 28, 2025 10:00 AM    
Friday, March 28, 2025 12:00 PM    

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