ecology / nature

10 odd facts about pointe shoes

Back in the late 18th century, the ballet world decidedthat female dancers should look ethereal, sylph-like, as if they could fly. A theater man named Charles Didelot came up witha flying mechanism, viaharness and pulleys, that allowed dancers to rise to their toes before becoming wholly airborne, wafting across the stage like a spirit. Audiences at it up.Choreographers…
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