Take a trip into a colorful world of delicious characters and dancing sweets in a whimsical blend of fantasy and surrealism from Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop-surrealist visionary Mark Ryden with music by Richard Strauss.
In this full-length confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To help the boy escape from his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, replete with Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee as well as marching Marzipan, concluding in a festive celebration! As light as meringue, Richard Strauss’ score is the perfect inspiration for this all-new production destined to delight ballet fans of all ages.
“The most gifted choreographer in classical ballet today,” Alastair McCauley, New York Times