The National Ballet of Canada | 150 Pointes of Canada Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the launch of 150 Pointes of Canada in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. To commemorate this milestone in Canadian history, 150 pointe shoes will travel across Canada, spanning all provinces and territories, to the […]
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January 11, 2017
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November 11, 2016
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Alina Cojocaru Auctions Signed Pointe Shoes & 4 English National Ballet Nutcracker Tickets for charity Afternoon tea with Alina at the Millennium Hotel, London Auction bundle includes Alina’s signed pointe shoes (pictured below) plus 4 tickets to English National Ballet’s Nutcracker in London Romanian-born ballet dancer, Alina Cojocaru, has been a patron of Hospices of Hope since 2008 when […]
August 30, 2016
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Shoes That Will Never See The Street Tonight’s episode of Inside the factory covers shoes – mainly the manufacture of trainers but also something of the history of shoes and a brief visit to Freed’s of London factory and to the Royal Opera House for a chat and demo with Lauren Cuthbertson. It’s not magic […]
May 24, 2016
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Pointe Shoes + Playground Favourites I recently photographed some products from Capezio, including pointe shoes, and I decided to add a twist of my own. Who remembers JACKS ? A playground game of skill – dexterity and co-ordination needed – JACKS involved small metal crosses and a rubber ball.
May 2, 2016
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Dancers In Need of Pointe Shoes The Washington Ballet (TWB) is raising support for its Student Pointe Shoe Fund, to provide pointe shoes to 59 dancers at its Southeast Washington, DC campus, TWB@THEARC, ahead of the group’s annual Spring Performance held at the end of May. The Washington Ballet’s goal is to raise $7,500 […]
December 11, 2015
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Glitter Pointe Shoes Pointe shoes come in many forms. Usually, they are pink satin, but you wouldn’t catch Cinderella without a glittery pointe shoe, would you ? It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, […]
June 7, 2015
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Shoe Time As we edge ever so slowly into Summer I’d like to showcase ballet pointe shoes in a different setting. I’ll be photographing pointe shoes in a variety of settings as the summer progresses.
April 3, 2015
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Happy Easter Ballet Newsers Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful Easter (and a break if you can !)
February 19, 2015
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PW Dance & Sportswear launch new catalogue It’s a New Year and at PW Dance & Sportswear it is time for a new dancewear catalogue. Following on from the success of PW’s Showcase Costume Catalogue & Sportswear catalogue in 2014, PW’s new dancewear catalogue is full of beautiful new designs, fresh colours, as well as […]
February 14, 2015
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Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day to all Ballet Newsers.
February 9, 2015
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Happy Monday At the start of a new week (or if you’re already through Monday), sparkle your own trail and make this a week to remember.
January 1, 2015
Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!
December 31, 2014
A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]
October 31, 2014
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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]
October 23, 2014
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Ballet News Giveaway Earlier this week I reviewed the wonderful Ballet Spectacular, a children’s guide to the ballet. “Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. […]
September 17, 2014
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PW Dance & Sportswear to be official stockist of Freed pointe shoes PW Dance & Sportswear (PW) is set to announce an exciting development in their dancewear range. In September 2014, PW will become an official stockist and distributer of Freed of London pointe shoes. Since the take over of world-renowned principal ballet dancer Paul Wright’s shoe […]
June 20, 2014
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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. […]
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.
April 29, 2014
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 […]
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 […]