Arias With A Twist

Yes Daddy.
I dropped five hours before the show.
So I was peaking.
Mr. Twist, thank you so much for getting me in to the theater's sweet spot.
I think you are a powerful entity.
Some passages of the show I have never experienced anything like before.
Joey, you are a treasure.

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OO-LA-LA!

We are officially going to France with Arias with a Twist!

> if youve seen the show you know that this is totally nuts to do for just one week...but hey..we're nuts...and we'll see where this take us next.

sacre bleu! its really soon!

> “Arias” will make its European debut at the VIA and EXIT Festivals.
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> EXIT FESTIVAL
> Maison de la culture Creteil, Paris,France
> Wednesday March 25 - Saturday March 28th at 10pm
> Friday March 27 - Saturday March 28 at 7pm
> For information and tickets: www.maccreteil.com
>
tell all of your frenchie friends
IL FAUT NE LE PAS MANQUE!

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"It is by long obedience and hard work that the artist comes to enforced spontaneity and consummate mastery. Knowing that he can never create anything on his own account, out of the top layers, so to speak, of his personal consciousness, he submits obediently to the workings of 'inspiration'; and knowing that the medium in which he works has its own self-nature, which must not be ignored or violently overridden, he makes himself its patient servant and, in this way, achieves perfect freedom of expression."

~Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy
Can't wait!:
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Inside the Mind of Basil Twist
Frank L. Ellsworth Performing Arts Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 PM

Spend an intimate evening with award-winning puppet artist Basil Twist as he discusses the influence of international puppetry traditions on his own work and other emerging puppet artists in the U.S. With live demonstration/ excerpt performances from Awaji Puppet Theater Company, where Twist had a residency in 2003 during his research trip to Japan, the evening is moderated by Cheryl Henson, President of the Jim Henson Foundation and daughter of Jim Henson, the pioneer of puppet arts in America.

Tickets
$18/$15 Japan Society members

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.

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Tonight's discussion, video clips and performances were a really unique experience.

It was WONDERFUL to hear Basil give his inspirations and thoughts behind each of the pieces. And some great facts we hadn't heard. We had no idea that the band from "Arias with a Twist" was from Basil's father's collection...

(Insert 3000 words here why we are still giddy about being in the same room as Jane Henson and Cheryl Henson)

One of our favorite moments of the evening was when The Awaji Puppet Theater introduced their puppet to Basil's Ballerina from "Petrushka"

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