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

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Amsterdam meets KOOS

Fashion designer Koos van den Akker is in Amsterdam.
This Sunday,
October 14 he will guide us through the question: How to make my own Cosby sweater.

Bring your own sweater or sweater on 14 October to the MC Theater KOOS talks about his career and put you to work! After you walk away with a ‘ fabulous ‘ Jersey and a stuffed goodie bag.

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 October Van den Akker will work behind his sewing machine in fashion concept store SPRMRKT. Do you want to speak to him or just look how his collages are created? Then go along during the opening hours (10.00 – 18.00) Rozengracht 191.

10 t/m 13 October is Van den Akker to work with students Fashion and textiles of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. It promises to be a mutual inspiring meeting! On Wednesday, 17 October, they present their creations in SPRMRKT of 16.30 – 18.30.  (

Neem op 14 oktober je eigen trui of sweater mee naar MC en Koos vertelt over zijn carrière en zet je aan het werk! Na afloop loop je weg met een ‘fabulous’ trui en een gevulde goodie bag.

Maandag 15 en dinsdag 16 oktober is Van den Akker aan het werk achter zijn naaimachine in fashion concept store  SPRMRKT. Wil je hem spreken of gewoon eens goed bekijken hoe zijn collages zijn gemaakt? Ga dan langs gedurende de openingstijden (10.00 – 18.00 uur) Rozengracht 191. 

Van 10 t/m 13 oktober is Van den Akker aan het werk met studenten Mode en Textiel van de Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Het belooft een wederzijdse inspirerende ontmoeting te worden! Op woensdag 17 oktober presenteren zij hun creaties in SPRMRKT van 16.30 – 18.30 uur.


Easter Parade

Goodmorning yall. today it’s a special Sunday, it’s the first of April!
We’re gonna watch “the happiest musical ever made,” by Irving Berlin. Don your finest Easter bonnet and celebrate the joy of spring with the memorable songs, dances and scenes of Easter Parade (1948)

Starting with this April 1 screening, the Jane Pickens Theater and MBTC will together present a monthly matinee themed movie experience with live performance. The costumed actors will provide entertainment and create a fun, thematic environment in anticipation of the movie’s screening inside the theater.

Sunday April 1st at 1:00pm get your tickets here Jane Picket Theatre, 49 Touro St, Newport,US

Giant Reddress

Is it a costume? Is it a decor? Is it a stage? No, it’s Reddress! Multifunctional in it’s use, ‘Reddress’ a decor which seats the audience as well. Design with grandeur, such a simple idea, a perfect concept.

The Finnish Institute in London has installed ‘Reddress’, designed by Aamu Song 2004 at Company, for the London Design Festival 2011. Audiences sit inside the 238 pockets of the giant red dress, made with fabric from Kvardrat, worn by performers. This installation belongs to Finland’s Designmuseum’s permanent collection. For questions about Reddress and booking info contact: (thahanks Dezeen)