Puppet Performance: Migration
Hobey Ford turns to the natural world of animals to explore the wonders of migration through the story of a Mexican girl named Beatriz and her own migration to the United States. The story of Beatriz’ journey is juxtaposed with the stories of other animals that migrate. The puppets in Migration are Hobey’s original “Foamies,” carved foam rod puppets. These extremely realistic puppets are performed behind a thin circular theatrical scrim onto which is projected Hobey’s original artwork. The scenes are animated to take the audience along on the journey of these incredible creatures. Hobey performs this production in full view in his role as storyteller, puppeteer and animator, creating a seamless and hypnotic dance between the puppeteer, puppets and original artistic scenery.