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. Read more

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. Read more

Amazing Photographic Art Installation For The NYC Ballet & How It Was Done.

NYC ballet art installation JR

French artist JR was recently invited by the New York City Ballet to create a large-scale art installation, in collaboration with the dancers of the Company, for their 2014 Art Series. Read more

The Beautifully Twisted Photography of Nikita “Nikitzo” Zolotarev.

Russian born Nikita Zolotarev (aka Nikitzo) is both a make-up artist and commercial photographer who works and lives in Leipzig, Germany. With food, fashion and tabletop work and his credit, it is his stunning ballet and contortionist photos that I find the most compelling. Read more

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. Read more