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Pointe shoes come in different models and sizes, but they also appear in different colours! The final part of Hong Kong Ballet's Ballet101 “The Art of Pointe Shoes” series will talk about pointe shoe dyeing and the process of “pancake”. Featured Hong Kong Ballet dancers: Leung Saulong, Corps de Ballet; Amber Lewis, Coryphée; Yang Ruiqi, Soloist (Video courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet) Please visit Hong Kong Ballet website for more details.
The second part of the Hong Kong Ballet's Ballet 101: The Art of Pointe Shoes will take you through how to darn your pointe shoes and other tricks to prepare them. Don’t miss it! Featured Hong Kong Ballet dancers: Yuen Ao Xin Hennes, Apprentice; Leung Sze Chai Cindy, Apprentice; Zhang Xuening, Corps de Ballet (Video courtesy of Hong Kong Ballet) Please visit Hong Kong Ballet website for more details.
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) Please visit Hong Kong Ballet website for more details.