Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi

September 19, 2007
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Performance past event

Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 13 – Saturday, September 15 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Sunday, September 16 at 5 & 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 19 – Saturday, September 22 at 7 & 9:30 pm

Advanced tickets for this performance are SOLD OUT. A very limited number of unclaimed tickets may be released for sale shortly before showtime. A waiting list for these tickets will be made available one hour before each show, and any tickets will be released starting 15 minutes before showtime. There is no guarantee that tickets will become available. You must be present in person to claim your tickets. No phone reservations accepted.

Gorgeous…tantalizing… it will come to you as far as you will let it.  
The New York Times

After a sold-out run, critical acclaim and a Bessie Award, Dogugaeshi returns to Japan Society, the home of its commission and 2004 world premiere. A ferocious tiger appears amidst a bamboo thicket. The urban cityscape of Tokyo dissolves in the whirlpool of ritual and history. Renowned puppet artist Basil Twist unfolds an intimate, abstract journey of images of ancient and modern Japan in this gorgeous multidisciplinary theater work. Inspired by rarefied traditional Japanese dogugaeshi stage mechanism and Twist’s own encounters with the remaining rural caretakers of this once popular art form, Dogugaeshi is a collaboration with authorized master musician Yumiko Tanaka, who directed the scintillating electronic music collage and performs live shamisen accompaniment for the production. 

Tickets: $38/$32 Japan Society members.  Call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258. Limit 70 people per performance; no late seating.  This is a general admission event.

  • September 19, 2007 – September 22, 2007