Basil TwistUnited States
Grants Awarded2014 | Theater | Japan
for an eight-week grant to support research on the artist Ekin (Hirose Kinzo), a painter from the Edo period in Akaoka, Japan2003 | Theater | Japan
to study puppetry in Japan
Featuring choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, an updated story by Brian Selznick and a design team consisting of puppeteer Basil Twist and scenic designer Julian Crouch, this Nutcracker is set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair. Tchaikovsky's beloved score will be performed live by Orchestra Iowa, and local children will once again take the stage with the Joffrey dancers as we usher in a new holiday tradition.
Grantee: Basil Twist