Whipped Cream, a ballet choreographed by American Ballet Theatre Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky with sets and costumes by artist Mark Ryden, premiered on May 22, 2017 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Based on a libretto and score by Richard Strauss, Whipped Cream is an enjoyable ballet for the entire family.
The ABT production is a feast for the eyes, transporting the spectators into a surrealistic world that portrays the sugar induced dreams and nightmares of a young boy who overindulged in whipped cream.
Ryden’s stunning candy-colored sets and whimsical costumes are a pleasure to watch. The Whipped Cream dance sequence performed by ethereal ballerinas in white unitards and translucent capes is a showstopper.
This production may well become the “Nutcraker” for the spring season.
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