Faetopia: A Faerie Flash Mob

Basil Twist
New York, NY


Run time: 10 minutes

Faetopia Production

Faetopia will delight children and adults alike as it celebrates the art of Marionette puppetry in a stunning, spontaneous faerie flash mob that takes center stage at the museum at the top of each hour, from 11am to 3pm. Basil Twist will be joined by puppeteers from the San Diego Puppetry Guild and the acclaimed UC San Diego percussion ensemble group red fish blue fish in this whimsical, immersive new piece.

Basil Twist

“No theatre artist in New York is showing more poetic force or technical skill than the puppeteer Basil Twist.” –The New Yorker

Basil Twist is a third-generation puppeteer who lives and works in New York City, and is the sole American graduate of the Ecole Superieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette in France. He has garnered an international reputation as an audacious designer, director and performer. He creates iconic, visionary puppetry worlds with a remarkable range of style and scope appearing in intimate nightclubs to large orchestra halls. His original stage and opera creations have included The Araneidae Show, Symphonie Fantastique, and Arias with a Twist. He has received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, Guggenheim and United States Artist/Ford Fellowships and was recently awarded a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. At La Jolla Playhouse, Twist’s credits include Seafoam Sleepwalk at the 2013 WoW Festival, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dogugaeshi and Mabou Mines’ Peter and Wendy.


Patron Notes

General admission. Wheelchair accessible viewing. All ages. Does not include access to museum exhibits.

Please contact Patron Services if you require any special assistance.

WOW After-Hours

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  • Children – Free
  • Adults – $13 for museum admission
  • (11:00 am performance free; viewable from outside museum)


  • SAT: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
  • SUN: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm


New Children's Museum

200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101


Museum garage parking, $15 on Sat/Sun. Street parking and paid lots available nearby. Click here for more info

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