Tag Archives: pointe shoes

Pointe Shoes | Snapped

June 20, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Pointe Shoes | Snapped Pointe shoes are essential if you’re a professional classical ballet dancer. They elongate the line of a dancer but they don’t last long, they are often made to measure and they still require a lot of preparation & sewing before they are worn – for perhaps only one Act of a ballet. […]

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Petals & Pointe

May 6, 2014

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Petals & Pointe Petals & Pointe – photographs celebrating vintage pointe shoes, hand printed cashmere mix scarves by Bluebellgray, bath petals by Heathcote & Ivory and hand made leg warmers by Sue Murphy. You can order yours via Sue’s facebook page, Mama Sue’s Warmers.

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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A Ballet News Happy Easter

April 17, 2014

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A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray.  I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet

August 3, 2013

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Bethany Kingsley – Garner in Scottish Ballet’s production of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling. Photograph by Andy Ross.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Coffee, sunshine, and knowing that I get to do a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it? It constantly challenges […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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Dreda Blow as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo Jason Tozer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really enjoy my work so I don’t really have trouble motivating myself on a Monday morning. It is, however, tough to get your motor running again after a few days off. I love breakfast and […]

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The Pointe Shoe Puzzle

May 24, 2013

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a pile of ballet pointe shoes

The Pointe Shoe Puzzle The photograph above shows the latest image that will be turned into a Ballet News jigsaw puzzle. As you can see, it will be quite a challenging puzzle this time ! These collectable bespoke puzzles are made in the UK on 3mm wooden board from forests managed on a sustainable basis. […]

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Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s

May 23, 2013

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Iris Prima Photograph Cheryl Angear

Olfactory Choreography | English National Ballet & Pengaligon’s Last night saw the preview of a unique collaboration between English National Ballet and British fragrance house Penhaligon’s, for the launch of Iris Prima : The Spirit of the Ballet. Bottled. It’s a lovely collaboration between two creative companies who are constantly striving for excellence with innovative […]

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Win Natalia Osipova’s Signed Pointe Shoes

April 5, 2013

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Natalia Osipova photograph : Helen Maybanks

Win Natalia Osipova’s Signed Pointe Shoes Would you like to be in with a rare chance of winning a pair of Natalia Osipova’s signed pointe shoes ? With her partner Ivan Vasiliev, Osipova has thrilled audiences on tour with The Mikhailovsky Ballet recently, dancing in Giselle, Don Quixote and Laurencia, when this photograph was taken. […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet

March 25, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Ballet News Reviews | Dancers – Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet There are, from my experience as a commissioning editor, just a couple of exceptional ballet photographers. I can count them on the fingers of one hand and I’d still be able to pour the tea. By exceptional I mean a photographer who goes beyond the capabilities of their camera, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet

February 25, 2013

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Giselle Photo by Conrad Dy-Liacco

Cupcakes & Conversation with Wu Fei-fei, Principal, The Hong Kong Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Lots and lots of ballet rehearsals! Why ballet ? Ballet is the most beautiful dance genre in the world. What are you looking forward to dancing during 2013 & what are the big challenges likely […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012

December 18, 2012

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ballet dancers on pointe

Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012 What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain goes down ? The grit and the glamour : your backstage pass into ballet. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a ballet teacher, dancer, student or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet | Photographs of New York City Ballet by Henry Leutwyler

November 27, 2012

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ballet dancers feet

Ballet News Reviews | Ballet by Henry Leutwyler What a year it’s been for photography books connected to ballet! Darcey Bussell’s lavish photo-biography arrived within reinforced packaging, and then we had the utterly fabulous Dancer’s Among Us from Jordan Matter; an altogether different look at dancers with a spring in their step, and now an […]

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Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

November 1, 2012

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A Snowflake in Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photograph by Andy Ross.

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker This winter, prepare to enter a magical world where your dreams really could come true… The Nutcracker is based on ETA Hoffman’s Nutcracker and the King of Mice Touring Scotland, Belfast and Newcastle from December 2012 – February 2013 Theatre Royal, Glasgow 8 – 29 December 2012 Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 8 […]

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Ballet News | Your Pointe Shoes

October 28, 2012

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dancer in pointe shoes and legwarmers

Ballet News | Pointe Shoes Readers, I need your old pointe shoes. Well, a photo of them….. I’m working on a feature and I’d like any readers with a used pair of pointe shoes to contact me. I can’t say too much about this top secret story at the moment but once you’ve been in touch […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures

September 3, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in her dressing room

Darcey Bussell : A Life in Pictures Darcey Bussell needs no introduction.  Known throughout the ballet world and far beyond its structured borders, Bussell defines what it is to combine very rare talent with exxceptionally good manners : in other words, a prima ballerina and a really lovely lady to boot. Putting together this photographic memoir, partly so […]

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Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe

July 26, 2012

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one ballet pointe shoe

Ballet News Previews | A brand new pointe shoe When a brand new pointe shoe arrives, it’s a rare & exciting moment. These shoes were made to a specification agreed with one of my readers who had tried just about every pointe shoe out there and wanted to see whether these new shoes could be […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Meaghan Grace Hinkis, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

July 11, 2012

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ballet dancer in jete on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Meaghan Grace Hinkis, First Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Eight am on a Monday morning, I am usually really looking forward to learning some new and exciting rep. The Royal Ballet has such a diverse repertory and each week we typically begin rehearsals for […]

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Ballet News & The Diamond Jubilee

May 14, 2012

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diamond jubilee

Ballet News & The Diamond Jubilee Reader, I need YOU ! As part of the celebrations on Ballet News of the Diamond Jubilee this summer, I’d like Ballet Newsers to decorate a pair of pointe shoes in honour of the Diamond Jubilee. You can go wild with the design and come up with something totally unique, […]

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