THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!
THE EDGE series at La Jolla Playhouse presents Dogugaeshi
Visually and aurally stunning, this hour-long performance features Twist's signature puppetry, with video projection and original live shamisen (Japanese traditional lute-like instrument) music.
The “dogugaeshi” mechanism of sliding screens that create an unfolding of various images and landscapes was developed centuries ago as the climactic sequence in Japanese traditional puppet theater.
Now only practiced in the region of Awaji in Japan, Basil Twist has recreated the intricate technique with his own interpretation, blending centuries of tradition with his own inimitable style. The result is a mesmerizing and powerful voyage through historical and contemporary Japan, a journey through abstract images and emotion.
* Wednesday at 8pm
* Thursday at 7pm and 9pm
* Friday at 7pm and 9pm
* Saturday at 7pm and 9pm
* Sunday at 2pm and 7pm