CALENDAR 2013

MARCH

 

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DANCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE
New York
The Theater at MAD

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:30 pm

In March, Dance Under the Influence continues with ABT Studio Company giving audiences a chance to see stars of the future perform works by great choreographers of our time; the dynamic all-female, hip hop Decadance Theatre presents a thrilling mash-up of street dance and ballet, while post modernist David Neumann delivers works of poignancy and dry wit, and great theater artist and puppeteer Basil Twist creates an engrossing world with his favorite puppet characters.

APRIL

 

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RITE OF SPRING
Chapel Hill, NC
World Premiere Performances

4/12/13 • 8:00 pm
4/13/13 • 8:00 pm 

A full-length orchestral program to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the premiere of the Ballet Russes of Rite of Spring. See The evening will be a further exploration of abstract puppetry and music that Twist began exploring with his "Symphonie Fantastique" in 1998. Accompanied by Orchestra of St.Lukes in Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC, Twist will stage this world-premiere work, The Rite of Spring, that transforms traditional puppetry into kinetic fabric and Smoke sculptures into what he calls “a ballet without dancers.” Twist will also stage his new versions of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Fireworks on the same evening.

may

 

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CINDERELLA
San Francisco

New ballet based on the famous fairytale. US Premiere May 2013

San Francisco Ballet presents the must-see dance event of the season: the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s darkly magical new production of Cinderella. Taking its inspiration from the Brothers Grimm and Perrault fairy tales and set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, this co-production with Dutch National Ballet features wildly imaginative sets and costumes by Julian Crouch, renowned for his designs for Metropolitan Opera and the Broadway musical The Addams Family, And puppetry by Obie Award winner Basil Twist.

september

 

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DOGUGAESHI
New York

"Twist is at once reviving a lost tradition and breaking new creative ground." - The Japan Times

This September Dogugaeshi,·Twist's hypnotic collaboration with master musician Yumiko Tanaka,·emerges from slumber at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY·then returns energized to New York City for a 3rd engagement celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Japan Society's Performing Arts Program, then heads out west for a debut in the Radar L.A Festival at RedCat.
For complete production info and history go HERE
September 13 & 14 Hamilton College
September 18 - 22 Japan Society
September 26 - 29 Radar LA/RedCat

OCTOber

 

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SEAFOAM SLEEPWALK
LaJolla, San Diego

World Premiere Performances
LaJolla Shores, San Diego
October 3- 6 @ 1 & 3pm

At the waters edge a fantasy emerges from the sea. Epic and intimate, and spun round the mythic birth of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty love and desire, a performance of puppets enchant and invite us to dream awake before they return from whence they came. Accompanied by japanese master musician Yumiko Tanaka's live soundscape the audience will gather on the sands for this one of a kind event.

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