Heather Henson Carries on her Father’s Legacy
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
When her IBEX Puppetry takes the stage at the RISD Auditorium this Sunday, October 3, as part of this year's FirstWorks Festival, she inhabits the world revolutionized by her father, Jim Henson.
She also returns to her alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design.
This fifth and youngest child of the beloved puppeteer who died suddenly in 1990, made her way to her father's world piece by piece. An animation student at RISD (graduating in 1995), Henson attended California Institute of the Arts to broaden her expertise in visual spectacles for theatre. From there, she founded IBEX Puppetry in 2000, an entertainment company dedicated to promoting puppetry created for stage, gallery, and film.
IBEX Puppetry's Panther and Crane: A Mythic Journey Through Our Earth’s Waterways, Sunday, October 3, 4pm $22, $16, RISD Auditorium. Get tickets from ArtTix at GoLocalProv, here. For more information, go to FirstWorks Web site or call 621-6123.
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