April 8, 2019
Chuy kicks off this week's episode with a conversation with a few of the local children who performed with American Ballet Theatre during this past weekend's run of Whipped Cream. Micah and Chuy also discuss the casting and rehearsal process for the supers (local performers), and Chuy shares his insights about the performance from his unique perspective as one of those supers. Micah also talks with ABT's Ballet Master Carlos Lopez about what drew him to dance, how he knew when it was time to stop performing, the nature of his current work as a ballet master, what it really takes to prepare local performers to perform with ABT, and more! Whipped Cream is a full-length story ballet that tells the story of a young boy who overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirious dream, filled with sugary heroes who come to his rescue. This dollop of delightful whimsy features alluringly sweet costumes and sets from the mind of pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmasky and featuring a score by Richard Strauss performed by Orchestra Iowa. The show was performed at Hancher on Saturday, April 6, 2019.