January 31 and February 1, 7 PM
Moses Brown School Woodman Center
250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence
“An immersive environmental spectacle for the whole family” —Broadway World
From the daughter of puppet legend Jim Henson
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 people to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must face her first migration south. Indigenous songs, language, and dances weave together in a colorful spectacle about the dangerous effects of climate change on animals and our Mother Earth. Written by Ty Defoe and featuring puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, music by 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 sure to inspire the next generation of eco-champions.
Recommended for ages 7 and up
Part of the FirstWorks Frontier Series