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Monday, June 19, 2017

A Dance of Sugar and Cream

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Please for you to meet, Alexei Ratmansky. 

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I just read this piece in the New Yorker about a production he's put on for ABT based on Richard Strauss' Whipped Cream. With costumes by Mark Ryden.

Basically the story is about a little boy who gets sick from eating too many sweets and hallucinates about pastries and big headed chefs, and as someone who loves both food and music (and some things surreal), I am pretty sure I will end up seeing this at some point...

Here's the inspiration:

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