Basil Twist's Symphonie Fantastique returns to New York.
This new, larger production -- in a 1,000-gallon water tank -- is the inaugural production at the new Dodger Stages.
Renowned puppeteer Basil Twist's aquatic extravaganza became an overnight sensation when it debuted in a 500-gallon water tank at the 78-seat HERE Arts Center in Soho in 1998. An awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind entertainment, the show combines the magic of puppetry with the powerful suggestions of dance, film and art, set to the five movements of Hector Berlioz's hour-long 19th-century classic composition. Out of view of the audience, five puppeteers swirl fabrics and feathers, glitter and vinyl, plastic, dyes, bubbles, fishing lures and flashlights through the 1,000-gallon water tank to create an utterly original work that is alternately funny, romantic, joyful, haunting and whimsical.