American Ballet Theatre — Whipped Cream

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“A triumph!” says The New York Times. America’s National Ballet Company® gives the Chicago premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream on the Auditorium Theatre’s landmark stage. Ratmansky’s incredible choreography, combined with pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden’s whimsical sets and colorful costumes, brilliantly showcases the world-class talent of American Ballet Theatre’s dancers and makes this “exuberantly nutty piece” (The New York Times) a must-see! Whipped Cream features:

• 150 Costumes

• 78,000 Swarovski Crystals — 64,000 used on costumes and14,000 on scenery

• 120 wigs, 3 beards and a mustache, and 1 prosthetic nose

• 159 "Gumballs" on the Gumball Lady's skirt, which weighs 50 pounds

• 163 leaves on the Tea Flower costumes

Click here to learn more about Whipped Cream's costumes and sets!

Running Time
2 hours
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Auditorium Theatre

50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2300