By 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 puppets, projections and kites, aerial antics and life-sized maps. Tracing the tragedies befalling cranes, of disappearing forests and lakes, this story celebrates the richness of indigenous cultures that honor and protect these majestic birds. Ancient sounds of elemental forces resound in this holistic sensory experience.
About the Artist
Heather Henson is a puppet artist, producer, and advocate for the art of puppetry. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and CalArts, and is the founder of IBEX Puppetry, a multiplatform production company that facilitates her own creative enterprises and those of the puppetry community. Exploring her interests in health and healing for the planet, Heather creates visual poetry to offer audiences a transformative experience.
She remains active with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The International Crane Foundation, and The Jim Henson Legacy.