The Twaklinesque


If you are inadequately familiar with the Twaklinesque, why is that?

Are you mainly a practitioner of Twaklinist, expressionist tendencies?









Like the Twaklinists, participants in the Twaklinesque combine spezzatura, enlightenment and avant-garde expressions of peaceful and healthy cultural practices. 

Twaklinesque practitioners poetically give due respect to the natural, the real, the local, the universal, the justifiable and the truthful.  They often do so through satire.

The Twaklinists, on the other hand, express truth, beauty, understanding and magnificence through science, reason, history and comedy.










The Twaklinesque additionally expresses the harmonious interplay of beauty, understanding and magnificence, taking art to its most meaningful and purposeful level as playfully as possible.  That meaningfulness, purposefulness and playfulness involves making the world a better place than would otherwise be the case.

The Twaklinists and practitioners of the Twaklinesque are leaders of the second Age of Enlightenment. Just as there have been many different perceptions of the first Age of Enlightenment, and what it meant in terms of influence, who and what is shaping the consistent and unified meaning of the second Age of Enlightenment?










How are you contributing to the 21st century Enlightenment? 

Are you doing so with sprezzatura? 

Do you make your art seem natural? 

Are you willing and able to protest against injustice through the most subtle and exquisite means?

Do you address corruption and other abuses through the use of tasteful, justifiable humour?










The avant-garde has often identified failures of past artistic practices, particularly in relation to oppressive political circumstances. 

Practitioners of the avant-garde have long experimented with ways to counteract unworthy uses of the arts and the abusiveness of bullies.

The Twaklinesque and Twaklinist are both at the forefront of the 21st century artistic avant-garde.










For over one hundred years, avant-garde theatre has involved inventive and unexpected approaches to live communication.  Today, in the digital world, much is likely to be unexpected.  There is no digital tradition to draw upon.











Rather than denying or distorting history, the Twaklinesque and Twaklinist always draw upon the past as accurately as is appropriate to current circumstances.  The practitioners never seek publicity or popularity, though they do not mind if their intelligently creative approaches to societal problems become popular with voters.

The dangers of the mob are as clear in the minds of practitioners as the dangers of oppressive regimes.  The Twaklinesque uses elegance rather than aggression.  The Twaklinist uses reason.












Accomplished collaborations

Part A









The Twaklinesque and Twaklinist respect the value of cultural and natural heritage. 

The Twaklinist highlights the educational, historical, psychological, ethical and aesthetic qualities of culture.

The Twaklinesque has, as a central purpose, the creation of future cultural heritage.  It combines aptitude, attitude, education, artistry and fairness.

How do you tell the difference between the Twaklinesque, the Twaklinist and other practices?










Accomplished collaborations

Part B













An avant-garde 

Twaklinesque experiment