Hong Kong Ballet 40th Anniversary Video

Ballet

‘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

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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

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.

Design Army

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Happy Birthday Herr Kaldenbach

Hip Hip Hooray voor JW (dat rijmt!)

Clip from the ‘Balloon Dance’ from the motion picture “Give the girl a break” Warner Brothers 1953. via Warner Archive Instant on YouTube)

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American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Marching Bands

Mimi’s obsession this moment are Marching Bands and the Dancer Teams. In Europe marching bands are a thing of the past, at least in our environment. If you are born in the United States these bands must be ordinairy (we aren’t quite sure, please comment if this is the case or not), but for a European person who’s not into sports at all (like us: except for icedancing ofcourse) it’s a fascinating and visual delight!

American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Diagrammed example of marching band uniforms of the ‘Big Ten’ conference in the United States.

Dancers/Flag girls

“People come to games to see the dancers. They perform in the stands with the band; they dance and do stand routines; and they’re featured during the field show.”

These bands and girl dancers are SO in sync with each other; the music and timing is SO spot on. Besides wearing the same outfit they even sometimes have the same hairdo! Furthermore the performances of the, very lean, girls are sexy ànd tongue in cheek!

Fanfare

If you only have the time or concentration span to watch one video it should be the one above: The band is playing ‘Backstabbers’: the song sung by the O’Jays!

Charming

The fun part is that the performance itself is executed in a very proffesional way; but there is also an amateur vibe to the whole thing as well: for example, girls look around and touch their hair when they aren’t dancing. More of that vibe can be seen in the video’s below it’s super charming. Can’t get enough of it!


Southern University VS Jackson State Human Jukebox Marching Band and Dancing Dolls


Alabama State Stingettes, with the same hairdo, prancing around (or whatever it is they do) for half an hour.

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Discotheque with Mimi Berlin

Discotheque with Mimi Berlin

(from left to right: Dolce & Gabanna adertisement/Laura Dern by/Grace Jones by Jean Paul Goude/art installation by Cody Choi/ Dance sign in L.A./Amanda Lepore/Winners Wall, Luxury Spot, 5, ar-dancing, blacked-out selfie & toy: all by Mimi Berlin.)

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girlfriend gots new shoes (filmed at ScheullerdeWaal SS18 fashionshow)

Officeparty (filmed at Mimi Berlin HQ)

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Mark Ryden and Alexei Ratmansky collaborated on Whipped Cream

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! Mark Ryden and Alexei Ratmansky collaborated on Whipped Cream
(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)

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