Basil Twist’s Petrushka in Philadelphia

Master puppeteer Basil Twist, known over the world for his astonishingly innovative productions, makes his Philadelphia debut with Petrushka, a dazzling interpretation of this brilliant Stravinsky ballet that premiered in 1911 in Paris. Delight your eyes and ears as puppets fly, dance and float in midair and tell the tale of the clown Petrushka, the alluring Ballerina, and the dashing Moor – whose stories emerge amidst the swirl of the Russian carnival.

Russian identical twins Julia and Irina Elkina perform the two-piano version of Stravinsky’s masterpiece, providing the music that inspires nine hidden puppeteers, who combine Czech and Japanese puppetry traditions in a spectacle of wonder and fantasy perfect for adults and children alike!


Harold Prince Theatre

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – 4/6-16

3680 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-898-3900

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