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"True Magic ...... as if you had been listening with your eyes." Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Ingenious.. An uncanny experience that generates passion, daring and pure pleasure.” Margo Jefferson, The New York Times

“An extraordinary visualization of a musical masterpiece.”
Charles Michener, The New York Observer

“A new art form.”
Michael Feingold, the Village Voice


"No theatre artist in New York is showing more poetic force or technical skill than the puppeteer Basil Twist." -New Yorker

Since coming to New York over 20 years ago, Basil Twist has garnered an international reputation as an audacious designer, director and performer. He creates iconic, visionary puppetry worlds with a remarkable range of style and scope appearing in intimate nightclubs to large orchestra halls.

He is a sought after collaborator for theater, dance, opera and film. His utterly unique approaches have been recognized with multiple awards and fellowships; critical acclaim and have furthered contemporary artistry and the technical craft of puppetry.

May 4-6, 2018 | Ohio Theatre Meet Dorothy, Glinda and Scarecrow on the yellow brick road as they make their heroic return to save the land of Oz. Racing against the clock, Dorothy must rescue the Prince from warring kingdoms before tragedy strikes. A collaboration with Tulsa Ballet, the Columbus Premiere of Dorothy and the Prince of Oz features stunning puppetry and scenery by Basil Twist, a score arranged by Oliver Peter Graber and original choreography by Edwaard Liang. Here

The Winter's Tale, London The Royal Opera House

FEBRUARY 13—21 MARCH 2018 Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot and a Bear by Basil Twist. More