FESTIVAL ARCHIVE  —  2023

2023 Festival Archive: Basil Twist

Basil Twist: Dogugaeshi

January 26-29, 2023

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Presented by Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

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January 26-29, 2023
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago
915 E. 60th St.

Basil Twist, the internationally acclaimed master puppeteer and recipient of the Rome Prize, unfolds an intimate, abstract, contemporary journey of images and emotions. A feast for the eyes, heart and soul, this Chicago premiere is influenced by “Dogugaeshi,” a rarefied tradition of Japanese sliding screen stage technique, and Twist’s own encounters with the remaining rural caretakers of this once popular art form. Winner of the 2005 Bessie Award and an UNIMA Award for Excellence in Puppetry, Dogugaeshi features original shamisen compositions created and performed live by authorized master musicians Yumiko Tanaka and Yoko Reikano Kimura.

Co-presented by The Chicago International Puppet Festival and Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and Theater and Performance Studies at The University of Chicago.

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