Join Heather Henson and Ibex Puppetry 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.
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.
IBEX Puppetry is an entertainment company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all of its mediums. Founded in 2000 and receiving multiple UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) awards since its inception, IBEX Puppetry supports puppet art in the mediums of film, stage, gallery exhibits, workshops and artist presentations.
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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