Ajijaak is a young whooping crane, left on her own during a wildfire, who must now make her first migration south. Along the way, she learns all about the environment of Turtle Island (North America), as well as the indigenous people who live there. The piece is based on stories from the Ojibwe, Lakota, and Cherokee nations. The hour-long performance was written by Ty Defoe (Giizhiig/Ojibwe/Onieda) and co-directed by Defoe and Heather Henson, daughter of Muppets creator Jim Henson and renowned puppeteer in her own right. Tony Enos, a performer in the show, told Indian Country Today that the visually enchanting show’s message is beautiful and simple: “Love and protect our Mother Earth, care for yourself and each other, and never give up.” This performance is presented by FirstWorks.
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Ajijaak on Turtle Island
February 01 2019
|Event Categories:||Featured, Performance|
|Event Tags:||FirstWorks, Heather Henson, Moses Brown, Performance, puppets, Ty Defoe, Woodman Center|
Woodman Center at Moses Brown School250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence, RI 02906 United States