Mark Ryden’s Sweet Costumes and Sets for ABT’s “Whipped Cream”

The American Ballet Theater presented the world premiere of its newest ballet, Whipped Cream, about a boy who consumes too many sweets and hallucinates about sugary treats, just last night. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, scored for ballet by Richard Strauss (who also concocted the original libretto), the show features sets and costumes by Pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. (more…)

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Taught By Marcel Marceau, Omar Robles Photographs Dancers In the Streets.

Omar Robles photographs dancers in the streets

With over 160k followers on Instagram, NYC-based photographer Omar Z. Robles is fast becoming a recognized name. His images of ballet dancers in the streets of New York and Cuba have garnered him much press of late including features in The New York Times, Mashable, Instagram’s Blog, The Phoblographer, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Design Taxi and Harpers Bazaar. (more…)

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Technicolor Twinkle Toes. Embroidery on Vintage Photos of Dancers.

Embroidered Photos of Dancers

Now living and working in Berlín, Chilean-born Jose Romussi formally studied landscape design when growing up. But over the past few years has gained a significant following for his embroidered photos of dancers; screen prints and collages in which he combines vintage black and white photographs with colorful forms of hand sewing. (more…)

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