Join us for the next Festival: January 18-29, 2023

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Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at The University of Chicago and the Chicago Puppet Fest present:

Basil Twist: Dogugaeshi

US/New York

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.

Event Details

Thursday, January 26
at 7:30pm
Friday, January 27
at 3pm and 8pm
Saturday, January 28
at 11am, 4pm and 9pm
Sunday, January 29
at 1pm and 6pm

Location: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St.

Cost: $40/$30 students & seniors

Ages: 11 and up

Running Time: 60 mins

ADA Accessible? Yes

The Puppet Has Been Waiting.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is returning in a big way, January 18-29, 2023, at venues large and small throughout the city. For 12 consecutive days, Chicago will be the puppetry capital of the world, home to more than 100 performances and events around the city that promise to astonish and delight.

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