On Tuesday, September 19, members of the performing group Synetic Theater traveled to Highland Elementary School to present “The Miraculous Magical Balloon.” The students were thoroughly entertained by a series of hilarious pantomime sketches that incorporated music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation. Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and unique choreography, ‘Balloon’ told a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys. The students really enjoyed the performance and were able to discover the art of acting without words.
HCAC would like to thank Lauren and Zana for performing for the students Tuesday. Not only did they do a marvelous job, but they provided a new form of art for the Highland students to experience.
Tuesday’s performance by Synetic Theater was made possible in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.