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Ballet of Balloons – Geronimo at the New York City Ballet


Geronimo (the incredible artist Jihan Zencirli) has raised the ‘barre’ with her latest installation, by bringing a staggering 200,000 compostable, biodegradable,balloons to the New York City Ballet in Manhattan.

View of the soaring 4-floor atriumLittle Kid Big Balloon at Geronimo's Balloon Installation at the NYCBLittle Kid, Big BalloonSit within Balloons at the Geronimo Installation at NYCB

Balloon Room

The site-specific installation is Geronimo’s largest project to date, and takes up the entire 4 floor  space of the New York City Ballet atrium. The balloons range from 10 inches to 10 feet, and are perfectly arranged to create a jaw-dropping, beautiful helium-filled fete.


Standing under a balloon at the Geronimo InstallationIf the balloon fits..

Behind the Balloon

Creating under the name GERONIMO, Jihan Zencirli is a Turkish American visual artist, experiential writer and performance artist. Her interest lies in “creating emotional and physical spaces that can break up the monotony of a day, connecting us to one another and bringing joy. ”

Standing within the Geronimo Balloon InstallationTouched by art

NYCB Art Series 

The installation is part of the Ballet’s acclaimed Art Series. The Ballet started the Art Series to “cross-pollinate” the performing and visual arts, by inviting a contemporary artist to create a site specific work of art in it’s home at Lincoln Center.

Now in its 6th year, the art series installation is on view during the company’s six-week winter performance period. Previous collaborators have included FAILE/Patrick McNeil & Patrick MillerJRDustin YellinMarcel Dzama, and Santtu Mustonen.


From the top terrace level, looking at the colorful installation from aboveWalking along the balcony at the Geronimo Balloon Installation at NYCB

Gallery Week: Geronimo Public Viewing Hours 

Tickets to the Ballet are required for entry, and start at $30. There is one week that is open to the public in February as part of the Ballet’s gallery week!

Gallery Week runs February 17 through February 25 at the following times:

Mon-Fri 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat 10 AM – 12 PM
Sun 10 AM – 1 PM

Float on over to this incredible exhibit – this is one not to miss.
Ballet tickets and more information HERE

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