Crane -- Heather Henson

Crane: on earth, in sky

November 05 - November 08, 2015

World PremiereBy Ibex Puppetry (USA) | Conceived & Designed By Heather Henson Co-created By Heather Henson & Ty Defoe Journey with whooping cranes and black neck cranes along the waterways they use for maps in this spectacle of environmental theatre. Reflecting our connectedness with all of creation, this immersive story is told through rituals and […]

Shank’s Mare

November 06 - November 15, 2015

World PremiereCreated By Tom Lee (USA) & Koryu Nishikawa V (Japan) Shank’s Mare is the story of two wandering travelers whose paths intersect in time and space. Using traditional kuruma ningyo puppetry, live feed video projection, miniature sets and a live score by Bill Ruyle (hammer dulcimer) and Chieko Hara (shamisen and flute), the piece […]

Puppet Slam

2015 La MaMa Puppet Slam

November 11

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw This year the Puppet Slam will be a featured event during La MaMa’s biennial, and International Puppet Series in November, 2015. La MaMa’s Puppet Slam puts you and your work out front and center, introducing you to La MaMa’s family of artists, patrons and puppetry enthusiasts . A professional team made […]

Teatre D'un Jour

The Child Who

November 12 - November 15, 2015

US PremiereBy Théâtre D’un Jour (Belgium) Directed By Patrick Masset The Child Who is inspired by the early years of the life of sculptor Jephan de Villiers. It is the vision, all sensibility and poetry, of a child who faces an earth, a humanity, endlessly scorned by man. Straddling the real world and the imagination […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #131: Mabou Mines

January 30

Panelists & Performers Include: – Genesis – Moderated by Bonnie Marranca – Lee Breuer – Collaborative Hive – Lee Breuer and Karen Kandel interviewed by Greg Mehrten – Panel discussion with Trick Saddle – Moderated by Jessica  Brater – Live performance -a scene from Imagining the Imagine Invalid performed by Christianna Nelson and Clove Gallilee – Confederation of […]

La MaMa Kids: Passing it On – Music & Movement Workshop

March 19

Passing it On – Music & Movement Workshop with Rachael Duddy, Hannah Whitney & Eric Read In this workshop, kids will engage in dynamic exercises that explore their own artistic potential. Through the creation of original dance and characters, we will honor the memory of the late artist, Elizabeth Swados. Those who experienced her work […]

I Laid An Egg

I Laid an Egg

November 14 - November 15, 2015

Created by Spica Wobbe & Margot Fitzsimmons / Double Image Theater Lab I Laid an Egg is an original piece inspired by Margot’s childhood dream.  Margot goes on an adventure with her imaginary friend, Egg, in an imaginary world made of shadows and household items from her everyday life. A show filled with many unexpected surprises […]

La MaMa Kids: Calpurnia Coyote Comes to the Big City

May 21

CALPURNIA COYOTE COMES TO THE BIG CITY Created by Jane Catherine Shaw Follow Calpurnia as she and other wildlife not normally seen in New York, but that have recently been sighted here, encounter urban spaces and urban animals. A long-time resident La MaMa artist, Jane Catherine Shaw interweaves imaginative characters and stories to make one […]

Heather Henson Kid's Workshop

La MaMa Kids: Heather Henson / IBEX Puppetry Workshops

November 07 - November 08, 2015

Education programs with IBEX Puppetry offer a unique opportunity to learn about puppetry, and to grow through creativity. Education and outreach programs are offered to diverse groups of all ages, including schools, museums, festivals, and private groups. Programs feature award-winning puppets, puppeteers, kites, and unique performing arts skills. Defined by playful exploration of the connections between people and […]