Symphonie Fantastique

Performance Theatre

A one-of-a-kind under-water marvel combining the magic of puppetry with the powerful suggestions of music, dance and abstract art. Symphonie Fantastique is an intimate show set to the five movements of Hector Berlioz's 19th century classical composition of the same name. The hour-long symphonie is performed entirely in a specially constructed water tank. The puppeteers manipulate feathers, glitter, plastics, vinyl, mirrors, slides, dyes, blacklight, overhead projections, air bubbles, latex fishing lures to deliver a concert of forms, shapes and moving colours. Symphonie Fantastique premiered at HERE Arts Center in April 1998 and ran for two years.

"True Magic is like listening to music with your eyes,"- Ben Brantley, The New York Times


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  • 2023-01-24 00:00:00 2023-01-24 00:00:00 - Studebaker Theater, Chicago - USA


Directed and designed by Basil Twist