Heather Henson's personal art is driven by a deep love and respect for the Earth. The Endangered Species Parades are a way of opening discussion about the environmental troubles of our world without negativity; instead, the parades offer a focus on healing, positivity, and the potential for restoration.
Approachable puppets of endangered animals like the manatee, whooping crane, Florida panther, and more interact with spectators. Kites, flags, and costumed dancers and musicians represent the elements, environment, and heartbeat of the planet.
“I’m inspired by the science of it all. I’m just as fascinated seeing trees or grasses move as I am with any animal. It’s that life force, whether it’s a beating heart or the wind... I find it interesting. Lovely. Life affirming.”~Heather Henson, IBEX Creative Director
|Endangered Species Parade Puppet Designer David "Wavy Davy" Jordan|
|Drum Leader Mark DeMaio of Third Wheel Dot Org|
These parades invite spectators to join in the dance of life and celebrate the way we are all interconnected with the animals, plants, and elements that make up our world.
"It is our mission to tour this around parks, refuges and wildlife conservation areas... we do it because we love educating people."
~Frank Ramirez, IBEX Company Manager
"We invite people to come and share space with us, the same way we all share our environment with the animals living around us. It's a very participatory experience that the entire family can enjoy."
~Heather Henson, IBEX Puppetry Creative Director
After parades, the IBEX Puppetry crew offers knowledge of puppetry, kiting, positive environmental change, and the way all three intertwine to the public. Interactive musical gardens as well as puppet and kite crafting tables accompany the parades, letting children and adults take home a tangible memory of the event.
For more information about workshops IBEX Puppetry can present with our Endangered Species Parades, visit here:
Where can I see videos of Endangered Species Parades?
- Additional videos of past performances can be found on our YouTube Channel under the playlist "Endangered Species Parades"
- If you would like a high-quality download of any of these videos for promotional use, please use the subject line "video request" and send to email@example.com.
Booking an Endangered Species Parade
- Download our technical rider here
- Read reviews from previous bookings here
- Contact IBEX Company Manager Frank Ramirez with the subject heading "ESP booking enquiry" at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposed location and dates
- Download the info or photos you need from our electronic press kit for Endangered Species Parades here
- To arrange interviews, appearances, autograph sessions, or additional promotional materials, contact email@example.com directly with the subject "ESP press request"