With his major retrospective still showing in Spain (covered), Mark Ryden (interviewed) has unveiled a side project he has been working on for quite some time. For the past year, the American artist has been busy designing the costumes and sets for a new ballet called Whipped Cream by renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky for the American Ballet Theater. The two-act show featuring a “young boy who overindulges at a Vienna pastry shop and falls into a surreal delirium” will premiere on March 15th at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California and then move on to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on May 22nd. Tickets can be purchased here (CA) directly and through a subscription to the upcoming season here (NY).

Discuss Mark Ryden here.