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Animals come to life through puppets in Ford’s ‘Animalia’ FES performance

Animals come to life through puppets in Ford’s ‘Animalia’ FES performance

The bald eagle swoops through the crowd, wings flapping. Though it’s not a living, breathing creature, the puppet crafted and controlled by puppeteer Hobey Ford looks and moves like the real thing.

Ford will take the stage with a host of animal puppets at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight in Smith Wilkes Hall as part of the Family Entertainment Series. His show, “Animalia,” teaches animal behavior through art.

“ ‘Animalia’ is a ballet of animals. We follow a caterpillar as it turns into a butterfly,” Ford said. “The puppets don’t talk. For the most part, they are acting like the real animals.”