Basil Twist and Billy Collins


Saturday, June 12, 2004

Even though puppeteers usually control every little movement of their creations, puppeteer Basil Twist says water does what it wants. Twist created a puppet show called Symphonie Fantastique, swirling around in a 500-gallon water tank, and set to Hector Berlioz’s composition of the same name. Produced by Benjamin Shaw.

Plus: Kurt Andersen and the poet Billy Collins talk about the amazing and seductive properties of water.


Benjamin Shaw

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