Join Heather Henson in a playful exploration of the endangered Whooping Cranes of North America. This workshop illustrates the way Indigenous people participate in the dance of the crane and reveal the interconnection of the ecosystem shared by cranes and humans. Children create crane puppets, learn about migrational patterns, journey through the flyway and finish with learning crane dances. Participants of all ages will delight in the process of building stronger connections with our planet, and with themselves and others.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Join Heather Henson and Tsering Choedron who will be joined by Carrese Gullo (Cherokee) , Tecumseh Caesar (Matinecock & Wampanoag) & Caney (Tiano) in a playful exploration of the endangered Whooping Cranes of North America. This workshop investigates the intersections of art, cultures, and ecology through hands on activities and reveals the interconnection of the ecosystems shared by cranes and humans. Participants of all ages will delight in the process of building stronger connections with our planet, and with themselves and others. After the workshop join us for open crafting activities.
12:00pm - 2:00pm
FREE OPEN HOUSE
Carrese Gullo (Cherokee) will be making corn husk dolls.
Caney (Tiano) will be making a traditional feather headdress & talking about the importance of birds in Tiano culture.
Tecumseh Caesar (Matinecock & Wampanoag) will be making shell necklaces and talking about the fine art of Wampum Making.
Tsering Choedron & Heather Henson will be making Paper Crane Puppets to migrate on the flyway
Ajijaak on Turtle Island. Enjoy a special discount for La MaMa Kids participants who stay and see this main stage show directed by Ty Defoe and Heather Henson.
About the Artists
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.
About La MaMa Kids
La MaMa Kids is a series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from La MaMa perform family friendly shows and teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask, puppet-making, and more! Fun for the whole family!
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