Ajijaak on Turtle Island: Cranes in North America

Ajijaak on Turtle Island: Cranes in North America

Travel with the cranes as they migrate across Turtle Island. Nebraska’s favorite bird takes center stage in this larger-than-life production featuring live music, dance, and many of the finest puppets in the world. The story features Native American/Indigenous artists, music, language, and culture with puppets created by the Jim Henson Creature Shop (creator of the Muppets). This family-friendly show will inspire you with an incredibly beautiful production created in NYC with inspiration from Nebraska and the North American crane migration.

“Deer, buffalo and coyote came to life on stage, as cranes and butterflies soared overhead.”
- Lincoln Journal Star

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Lied Center Main Stage

We would like to thank our sponsors

Patron Friends:

Drs. David & Marilyn Moore

Michael & Marvona Tavlin

Priscilla C. Grew

MOSAIC Circle:

Preeta Bansal

Priscila C. Grew

Dr. M. Colleen Jones

Cheyenne & Hector Santiago

Rhonda Seacrest

Art & Chris Zygielbaum

Kiewet Foundation

FamFest- Runza, Pepsi, The Cookie Company

The presentation Ajijaak on Turtle Island is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 2:00 & 6:00PM
A student stands in the forefront in a bright red and white cornhusker marching band uniform playing a trumpet towards an off-screen crowd.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 7:30PM
Man with glasses, black button up, apron, and santa hat on holds tongs and a spatula. The words "The Holiday Variant, Beyond the Eats, Alton Brown: Live!" are around him. Different holiday themed foods are edited to be around him.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 7:30PM