Basil Twist and Billy Collins

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Even though puppeteers usually control every little movement of their creations, puppeteer Basil Twist says water does what it wants. Twist created a puppet show called Symphonie Fantastique, swirling around in a 500-gallon water tank, and set to Hector Berlioz’s composition of the same name. Produced by Benjamin Shaw.

Plus: Kurt Andersen and the poet Billy Collins talk about the amazing and seductive properties of water.