Feb 11, 2018
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Feb 18, 2018

La MaMa Kids: Workshop with Heather Henson and Friends

A workshop with Heather Henson and Friends

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Followed by a performance of her piece Ajijaack on Turtle Island

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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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

2:00pm

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.

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.

The show is produced under the following program(s):

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