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Basil Twist is not your typical puppeteer.
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Basil Twist is not your typical puppeteer.

(March 16-May 6) Serious puppetry
Basil Twist may just be one of the greatest living puppeteers. The critically acclaimed innovator has impressed audiences with video puppets, wind-driven movement, and a show staged entirely underwater. Four of Twist’s productions are presented over the next few months in the Washington area, beginning with Petrushka, opening Friday at the Lansburgh Theatre. Nine puppeteers use Czech and Japanese techniques to tell a tragic love story involving three puppets at a Russian carnival.

(March 17-April 1) Robert Bresson’s oeuvre
All of philosophical French director Robert Bresson’s stark films are being screened this month at the National Gallery of Art. Saturday brings Four Nights of a Dreamer, which tackles Dostoyevsky’s White Nights with amateur actors and the City of Light.

(March 17-18) Requiem for a District
A local chorale collaborates with a local symphony to present masterpieces by Mozart and Brahms this weekend. The Capitol Hill Chorale and Capital City Symphony perform the former’s Requiem and the latter’s Nänie at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in Southeast Saturday and the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast Sunday.

Music: “Prelude/Angry Young Man” by Billy Joel

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