Ajijaak on Turtle Island
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Ajijaak on Turtle Island

Ajijaak on Turtle Island NYC Reviews and Tickets

(7 Ratings)
Members say
Delightful, Disappointing, Relevant, Resonant, Great staging

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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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812 Reviews | 133 Followers
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. Read more

623 Reviews | 97 Followers

See it if Beautiful children's puppet show of a Native American tale of a crane's journey to restore balance in nature. Weaves songs & native stories.

Don't see it if Puppets, feel good, talking children in audience, simplistic Native issues aren't your thing. 1 hour 15 mins; no intermission. Read more

198 Reviews | 28 Followers
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

182 Reviews | 17 Followers
Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if I expected a great puppet show. This show may be great for kids as an adult I was painfully bored. The old man next to me was sleeping.

Don't see it if If you are an adult without a child you will be painfully bored and think about your plans after you break free from turtle island.

44 Reviews | 10 Followers
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. Read more

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Cliched, Slow, Relevant

See it if you want to see something based on spectacle, with great puppetry

Don't see it if you are irked by cliche

4 Reviews | 2 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (1)

The Theatre Times
March 8th, 2019

"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."
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