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Basil Twist

United States

Grants Awarded

2014 | Theater | Japan

for an eight-week grant to support research on the artist €œEkin€ (Hirose Kinzo), a painter from the Edo period in Akaoka, Japan

2003 | Theater | Japan

to study puppetry in Japan


Performance / United States

The Joffrey Ballet | The Nutcracker

December 1, 2016 - December 4, 2016

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.

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Grantee: Basil Twist