19 Apr '17, 4pm

The new @sfballet ‘Cinderella’ is a star turn for @Basiltwist's fantastical puppets: https://t.co/1qEZII1PAL

Home › Culture/Galleries and Performance › San Francisco Ballet Turns ‘Cinderella’ into a Puppet Show › San Francisco Ballet Turns ‘Cinderella’ into a Puppet Show Ahalya Srikant | Photo: Erik Tomasson | April 19, 2017 Virtuoso puppeteer Basil Twist sends his fantastical creations onstage with the dancers. Some of the real stars of San Francisco Ballet’s upcoming Cinderella (Apr. 28–May 7) aren’t the dancers. They aren’t even sentient. They’re elaborate, fever-dream puppet heads designed by virtuoso puppeteer Basil Twist. Among the most intricate of his designs for Cinderella is a giant magical tree, brought to life with light projections, from which several beautifully designed puppets—birds and sprites and such—emerge to dance and flitter across the stage. Twist, who was born in San Francisco and lives in New York, is to puppeteering what Balanchine was to ballet. He’s pr...

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