Part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series
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.
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.
To learn more about IBEX Puppetry click here!
La MaMa Kids
La MaMa Kids Online presents kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.
La MaMa Puppet Festival
The La MaMa Puppet Festival showcases new contemporary puppet theatre by artists from around the world. Curated by Denise Greber, focusing on diversifying the voices, stories, and perspectives shared onstage, with the goal of uplifting marginalized identities within the puppet community.