‘Never standing Stll’ is the name of the latest Hong Kong Ballet campaign in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The art direction, typography and the video are made by Design Army, This design agency is, in their own words, a “Full Service Design Centric Agency”. Okay, they are based in Washington DC. What we really like about this campaign is that it mixes classical and pop references. That is done So well! After watching the video we, at Mimi Berlin, really need to see a performance by this ballet company. #bucketlist
Gotta Love this video! All the color! All the movements! All the references! All the fun! Brill!!
Hong Kong Ballet 40th Anniversary season brand video by Design Army
WE’RE NOT DECORATORS WHO CHANGE THE PAINT COLOR. WE’RE STRATEGIC BRAND ARCHITECTS WHO LOOK AT THE WHOLE PICTURE AND IMPACT EVERY ASPECT OF THE MODERN BUSINESS THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF DESIGN.
Mark Ryden and Alexei Ratmansky collaborated on Whipped Cream
Whipped Cream (Schlagobers am Deutsch) is an almost century old ballet. (And whàt a fine name for a ballet!!!) It is set to music from Richard Strauss and was first performed in 1924. Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artist Mark Ryden collaborated on the newest version; which premiered in California in March 2017. We, at Mimi Berlin, like the work of Mark Ryden very much. The costumes and decor he designed for this ballet aren’t disappointing either, au contraire! They are G R E A T! We do hope the American Ballet Theatre planned an international tour to Europe! (photocredits; Gene Schiavone via L.A. Weekly .com)
“The two-act confection, called “Whipped Cream,” is a story about a young boy who overindulges at a Vienna pastry shop and falls into a surreal delirium.” (via/read more at marcryden.com)
A tale written by Beatix Potter and ‘told’ by the Royal Ballet. Watching this clip is an easy-going, friendly way to start the day (in our opinion) Have a nice one! xoxo Mimi
“Tales of Beatrix Potter was created in 1971 for a film, bringing alive with astonishing accuracy the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter. The dancers of The Royal Ballet are dressed and masked to look just as we know them from the illustrations.” (via and see more youtube Royal Opera House))
Das Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet) is a ballet developed by Oskar Schlemmer. It on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith. The ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929. Continue reading →
Based on the Alexandre Dumas novel that also inspired the stories of Verdis La Traviata and Hollywoods Moulin Rouge, Choreographer John Neumeier creates a riveting dance drama around the famous woman of lore, La Dame aux camélias. The passionate tale of Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval unfolds ingeniously through a drama-within-a-drama as they meet at the theatre during a performance of Manon Lescaut. So begin their romantic adventures in Paris, brought to life by Neumeiers intense and refined choreographic language. Chopins ravishing music highlights this exceptional neo-classical ballet, featuring the star dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet. This lavish production, filmed live at the Palais Garnier in High Definition and full surround sound, is all about love, passion, danger and glorious dancing from one of the best ballet companies in the world. (Available from Opus Arte on DVD & Blu-ray via www.opusarte.com)