The Twaklinesque combines spezzatura, enlightenment and avant-garde expressions of peaceful and healthy cultural practices whilst giving due respect to the natural, the real, the local, the universal, the justifiable and the truthful. It often does so through satire.
The Twaklinesque additionally expresses the harmonious interplay of beauty, understanding and magnificence, taking art to its most meaningful and purposeful level. That meaningfulness and purposefulness involves making the world a better place than would otherwise be the case.
There are many different perceptions of the first Age of Enlightenment and what it meant. But what is 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 to protest against injustice through the most subtle and exquisite means, possibly through the use of tasteful, justifiable humour?
The avant-garde identifies the failures of past artistic practices in relation to oppressive political circumstances. Practitioners of the avant-garde experiment with ways to counteract the failures of the arts and the abusiveness of bullies.
For over one hundred years, avant-garde theatre has involved inventive and unexpected approaches to live communication, outside earlier traditions. Today, in the digital world, everything is likely to be unexpected. There is no tradition to draw upon.
Yet the Twaklinesque always draws upon history, as accurately as appropriate, rather than denying it or distorting it. The dangers of the mob are as clear in the minds of its practitioners as the dangers of oppressive regimes.
The Twaklinesque respects the value of cultural and natural heritage for its educational, historical, psychological, ethical and aesthetic qualities.
The Twaklinesque also has, as a central purpose, the creation of future cultural heritage. It combines aptitude, attitude, education, artistry and fairness.