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Nov 19, 2004
Nov 19, 2004
Proshansky Auditorium

progra11Dogugaeshi, A Tribute to Japanese Puppet Theatre

Explore the marvelous world of Basil Twist. Through his highly imaginative work, Twist has become one of America’s most important young puppet artists. His groundbreaking approach has resulted in commissions from Lincoln Center, PBS, and now the Japan Society. Twist will discuss his career, demonstrate his craft, and provide insight into the creative process of his latest work, Dogugaeshi, inspired by age-old techniques in Japanese puppet theatre. Dogugaeshi’s world premiere- featuring original music performed by Yumiko Tanaka-will take place at the Japan Society on November 18-23, 2004. Basil Twist, puppet artist; Obie award winner, Symphonie Fantastique (1999); Petrushka (2001); Eileen Blumenthal (Moderator), world puppet expert; Yumiko Tanaka, Shamisen master and composer. Cosponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the Japan Society.
6 p.m., Friday, November 19, Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium
Res. Code 4907. Free. $10 suggested donation guarantees a seat; guaranteed seat to CUNY students who RSVP. Call Continuing Education and Public Programs at 1.212.817.8215, or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu.