Behind The Scenes: How Are Pointe Shoes Made? [Video]

How pointe shoes are made?

Have you ever wondered: "How are pointe shoes made?" People always find it fascinating how dancers can stand on their toes, let alone, dance, jump and pirouette on them. I often get asked how I do it, if it hurts, and "how are pointe shoes made." Here's a lovely video  from YouTube that summarizes the long process of pointe shoe construction in 2 short minutes. But before a bit of background the birth of pointe shoes, also known as toe shoes. Pointe Shoe Background The birth of the … [Read more...]

Classical Ballet Costumes

Classical Ballet Costumes Catherine Stone visits The Australian Ballet

Would you like to go behind the curtains and get a sneak at classical ballet costumes?  Tutus, headpieces and pointe shoes galore from the Australian Ballet tutu department, as Catherine Stone describes below. Vicki Car, head of millinery shows her around. Come along for the tour! In her interview, Catherine Stone asks Viki Car questions most of us would really like to know about what goes on in the classical ballet costume department. CS: Tell us a little bit about (being a millener) … [Read more...]

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