BOOK OF MOUNTAINS AND SEAS

Past Fellows Event

A daring new work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer/designer/director Basil Twist (07, 18), Book of Mountains and Seas is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths, first transcribed in the 4th Century BC, yet strikingly relevant to our current struggle with climate change. An ensemble of massive puppets, as fanciful as they are terrifying, and the chorus of Ars Nova Copenhagen challenge us through music and stunning visual tableaux to consider the power of the natural world and our vital, yet tenuous, relationship to it.

Muziekgebouw, Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Basil Twist

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2007, 2018