Arias with a Twist to Re-Open HERE Arts Center June 12

News   Arias with a Twist to Re-Open HERE Arts Center June 12 The newly renovated HERE Arts Center will reopen this spring with performances of the latest collaboration of Joey Arias and Basil Twist, Arias with a Twist, June 12-July 13.

Performance artist and vocalist Joey Arias, who returns to New York following an extended run in Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas, has teamed with innovative puppet designer Basil Twist for an evening described as a "modern and intimate fantasy," incorporating "ecstatic desires, lavish nightmares and bizarre premonitions in a bejeweled cabinet of curiosities that could only be found in one of downtown's last enclaves for bohemian New York style," according to HERE.

Twist will direct the production that features costumes by Thierry Mugler, musical arrangements by Elliot Gordon and Jean-Francois Houle, musical production by Jean-Francois Houle, sound design by Greg Duffin, lighting design by Andrew Hill and video design by Daniel Brodie. Andrew Gifford has penned original songs ("Lately" and "The Jungle of Eden") for the production.

The show was developed through HERE Arts Center's Dream Music Puppetry Program, which is now celebrating its tenth year nurturing new puppetry techniques and incorporating new opportunities for puppetry artists through interdisciplinary collaborations.

Arias with a Twist will be seen 9 PM Wednesday-Saturday, with additional midnight performances on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday performances are at 8 PM.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.here.org. HERE Arts Center is located at 145 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. For further information visit www.here.org.

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