World Premiere, San Diego October 2013 La Jolla Playhouses' WOW( WithoutOutWalls) Festival
At the water’s edge, a fantasy emerges from the sea. Epic and intimate, and spun round the mythic birth of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty love and desire, a performance of specially constructed puppets enchant and invite us to dream awake before they return from whence they came. Accompanied by Japanese master musician Yumiko Tanaka’s live soundscape, the audience will gather on the sands of beautiful La Jolla Shores beach for this one-of-a-kind event.
Directed & Designed by Basil Twist
Soundscape Performed by Yumiko Tanaka
Sound Designer: Greg Duffin
Choreographic Consultant: Julie Atlas Muz
Fight Consultant: Rick Sordelet
Production Stage Manager: Neelam Vaswani
Sound Engineer: “Akey” Takaaki Ando
Musical arrangement of “Seafoam” by performed/recorded by Wayne Barker
Performers: Basil Twist, Jessica Scott, Kate Brehm, David Ojala with Michael Schwartz • Elijah Rubottom • Jenna Ann Mac Gillis•Michael Parrott • Nathan Turner • Mindy Donner • Michael Nieto
This work was made possible in part by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program.
Yumiko Tanaka’s travel is funded by The Japan Foundation