An artist of wild imagination and singular poetic vision, puppeteer Basil Twist creates absorbing works that connect classic stories with profound music and mesmerizing visuals. His meditative Dogugaeshi explores an ancient Japanese art, where unseen puppeteers deftly manipulate hand-painted screens to reveal marvelous characters and landscapes, accompanied by Yumiko Tanaka on shamisen.
Dogugaeshi is not appropriate for children under the age of 12.
Seating for Dogugaeshi is limited to 140 per performance on the Zellerbach Playhouse stage and is general admission. The audience will have an opportunity post-performance to take a sneak peek at behind the scenes of this extraordinary production.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Parking may be a problem on campus for the Friday performances due to a Cal Men's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.
Puppeteer Basil Twist talks about Dogugaeshi coming to Zellerbach Playhouse