Sergei Diaghilev

Dance Feature: The Compassionate God — Basil Twist Reimagines Petrushka

November 10, 2010
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Ultimately, Basil Twist’s Petrushka is a meditation on the tension between the animate and inanimate, a story that lets a puppet explain what it’s like to be a puppet, a fable that argues that to be alive is to recognize causality and suffering—and that the ability to suffer is paradoxically a precious gift. Basil Twist’s…

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