From IBEX Puppetry
New York, New York
Kites morph into soaring birds and branches transform into a gentle deer. Visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of North American First Nations Peoples to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must face her first migration south. Indigenous songs, languages, and dance weave together in a spectacle of artistry to create this affecting fable about the dangerous effects of climate change on animals and our Mother Earth. With puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop and music by Ty Defoe, Grammy nominee Dawn Avery and Kevin Tarrant of The SilverCloud Singers, AJIJAAK ON TURTLE ISLAND takes flight in a celebration of the natural world.
In collaboration with The New Victory Theater, Autism Friendly Spaces, Inc. provided consultative services for this performance of Ajijaak on Turtle Island. For more information, visit their website.
"An immersive environmental spectacle for the whole family"Broadway World
"Delightfully whimsical…the cranes are majestic"Orlando Sentinel
"The contemplative beauty and pure spirit of this production that prevails, celebrating the joyful and inclusive spirit of the natural world." Stage Buddy