New York | 1h 0m | Already closed

Ajijaak on Turtle Island

From 1 critic and 4 member reviews
Members say: Delightful, Resonant, Great staging, Relevant, Absorbing

About the show

Using puppetry, songs, traditional dances, projections, and kites, IBEX Puppetry presents this epic family adventure, the story of a young whooping crane and her heroic journey. More…

Separated from her family, Ajijaak undertakes her first migration from Canada to coastal Texas alone. Her journey is disrupted by environmental, industrial, and mythical chaos. Ajijaak must follow her intuition to fly onward, learning from the neo-indigenous communities she encounters along the way. '​Ajijaak on Turtle Island' aims to inspire the next generation of eco-champions. 

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

1h 0m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

The Theatre Times

"The play imagines a world in which figures from First Nations mythology coexist with contemporary ecological concerns and an urban landscape...Diversity is woven into every aspect of this show, from the range of musical styles to the variety of puppetry techniques...A talented puppeteer and singer, Henry is above all a storyteller, and this is her role both in the world of the play and on the stage...The show’s finale is a spectacular display of technical virtuosity." Full Review

Refreshing, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a very creative show about the environment. Wonderful use of puppetry, music and dance. Great for kids and adults.

Don't see it if you don't like children in the audience. This is a children's theater but they were very attentive to this show.

Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You like to see Native American story-telling in an artistic and innovative way with a subtle message within

Don't see it if You do not like shows which contain some dialogue in Native American language and which may not always be easy to follow

Delightful, Cliched, Disappointing, Great staging, Great puppets

See it if You like puppets. The puppets are truly incredible, as are the rest of the design elements.

Don't see it if You're expecting a polished professional production. The acting ability of the cast is...varied.

Also Some of the greatest puppets I've ever seen on a stage. Incredible wor... Read more Read less

Resonant, Profound, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You appreciate what came before you. This is a beautifully staged and wonderfully performed Native American story.

Don't see it if You are just looking for fun entertainment. This is more soulful than funny.

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