Dogugaeshi at the Japan Society
The Japan Society presents Dogugaeshi, a theatrical puppet show cconceived by Basil Twist, at the Japan Society from 12 - 22 Sep 2007.
Dogugaeshi: Puppet artist Basil Twist unfolds an intimate, abstract journey of images of ancient and modern Japan in this multidisciplinary theater work, originally commissioned, produced and world premiered by Japan Society in 2004.
A beguiling snow-white fox invites the audience into a transformational world of illusions, in which nearly 100 handcrafted painted screens open, glide, twist and turn to reveal one more powerful and intricate than the next.
Originally from San Francisco, Basil Twist is a third generation puppeteer who lives and works in New York. He became the only American to graduate from the ï¿½cole Supï¿½rieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mezieres, France, one of the world's premiere puppetry training programs.
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