Research Guide for Basil Twist's Petrushka
This research guide is designed to support the February 5, 2010, Visions and Voices event, Basil Twist's Petrushka
*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Tuesday, January 19, at 9 a.m.
Check-in for the event will begin at 5 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 5:45 p.m. and return to campus at 10:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
The tragic tale of a love triangle between three magical puppets—the clown Petrushka, an alluring ballerina and the dashing Moor—was first performed as a ballet almost 100 years ago, starring famed dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. This modern version stars actual puppets, controlled by third generation puppeteer Basil Twist and accompanied by Igor Stravinsky’s score for two pianos (played by identical Russian twins). With weighty themes of unrequited love, power, control and manipulation, Twist’s enthralling Petrushka turns the idea of a puppet show on its head.
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