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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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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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 […]
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