Ah, the quest for the perfect, foot-flattering, technique-enhancing pointe shoe: It can feel like a never-ending saga. Still on the hunt for that ideal pair? Then you won’t want to miss The School at Steps‘ annual Pointe Shoe Workshop and Fair, happening this Sunday, April 22nd, at 6:30 pm in NYC. As always, the event—which […]
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There’s nothing like a pair of pointe shoes—especially when they’re candy-colored, bedazzled, and covered in lace! Check out some of our favorites: 😍😍😍 A version of this story appeared in the March 2017 issue of Dance Spirit.
Behind-the-scenes pointe shoe videos are the stuff of bunhead dreams. There’ve been many lovely additions to this category over the years, all of which shed light on how intricate and involved the process of crafting the shoes really is. (via YouTube) But National Geographic took it a step further with their short film, “Ballet Shoes: The […]
There’s nothing more beautiful, more glamorous, more elegant than a pointe shoe. But the creation of each pink satin shoe—the process by which canvas and thread and glue are hammered and sewed and baked into submission? It’s so humble, so ugly. And so eternally fascinating. GROSS! But also, COOL! (inside the Freed factory; screenshot from […]