Hong Kong Ballet's Ballet101 “The Art of Pointe Shoes” Part 1: Dancing "en pointe" may appear effortless?
Dancing "en pointe" is one of the most distinctive and visually captivating aspects of ballet. Therefore, pointe shoes are a ballerina's most important accessory - almost a part of their bodies! During a performance, dancing "en pointe" may appear effortless (as it should!), but it is actually extremely difficult and requires years of training.
In this 3-part Hong Kong Ballet's Ballet 101 episode, Hong Kong Ballet dancers share about their love/hate relationship with their pointe shoes and show how you can fit and prepare your own pointe shoes. You’ll learn some special dyeing tricks and how to "pancake" your pointe shoes!
(Video courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet)
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