NECCA’s Circus Springboard: What to Do If Your Balloon Pops

The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street · Pittsfield · MA 01201
NECCA’s Circus Springboard: What to Do If Your Balloon Pops

Step right up and witness the touching new piece Circus Springboard: What To Do If Your Balloon Pops, a dazzling contemporary circus theater show that unfolds the extraordinary journey of our protagonist, Kato, as she finds herself at a crossroads. Surrounded by a kaleidoscope of characters representing her inner self, Kato meets her enigmatic Guide who leads her through a series of breathtaking performances from these characters, including the Witch of Fear, the Keeper of Fire, the Dream Goddess of Hope and Fred, who all offer Kato their unique wisdom.

Through astonishing aerial and acrobatic acts delivering heartwarming moments, What To Do If Your Balloon Pops is a celebration of resilience, self-discovery and the transformative power of the human spirit. Find out “what to do if your balloon pops” in this enchanting, family-friendly circus extravaganza that reminds us all that life’s greatest challenges can lead to the most meaningful journeys.


Since 2007, New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) has emerged as the premiere circus arts training facility in the nation, blending athleticism and artistry and hosting professional circus artists as performers and coaching staff. The mission of NECCA is to provide high quality circus arts training for students and artists while facilitating greater access and programming to everyone. As a non-profit organization, NECCA ensures financial and inclusive access to serve students of all ages and abilities to learn circus skills, have a wellness practice and experience the joy of play through recreational circus classes, pre-professional and professional programs and workshops. Learn more at

About Circus Springboard

NECCA presents the annual Circus Springboard show, featuring America’s next generation of circus artists. Circus Springboard tours New England theaters connecting rural audiences to inspiring aerialists and acrobats through the powerful storytelling of theatrical circus.

The performers are soon-to-be graduates of NECCA’s 3-year professional training program and this show is the culmination of their study and development as performers and artists. This show is devised with a guest director and each year reflects the artistic collaboration of the director and performers.

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