March 16-25, 2012
Reality and magic are woven together by the deft hand of Basil Twist, against the backdrop of a specially created two-piano version of Stravinsky’s original ballet score. Nine hidden puppeteers use a combination of Czech and Japanese techniques to bring the puppets and Basil Twist’s vision to life. The performance opens with an abstract fantasia of puppetry, set to Stravinsky’s Sonata for Two Pianos.
Happenings at the Harman: Local Puppeteers
March 21, 2012, at noon
The Forum in Sidney Harman Hall
At this installment of the Happenings at the Harman series, puppeteers from the D.C. area, including puppet theatre company Pointless Theatre, will feature examples of their work and excerpts from previous performances, in conjunction with the presentation of Basil Twist’s Petrushka.
Conversation with Basil Twist
March 22, 2012, at 8 p.m.
FREE (Reservation required)
This moderated conversation with Basil Twist will focus on the breadth of Twist’s body of work. Audience members can ask questions of Twist and view puppets from his productions.