Dew Drops Ballet Pointe Shoe

Price: $195.00 Members: $175.50

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Description

Dew Drops Ballet Pointe Shoe

Handmade exclusively for the Met Opera Shop by designer, Anne Schwantes, the Dew Drops Pointe Shoe is an exquisite
one-of-a-kind-piece crafted from a pink satin Russian pointe shoe and select embellishments with passionate artistry and great attention to detail.

It is named for the delicate and graceful, Dew Drop, in Tchaikovsky’s enchanting ballet, The Nutcracker performed so splendidly each holiday season by the American Ballet Theatre.

Diamond Pointes Ballet Shoes are unique upcycled works of art inspired by either celebrated characters in famous ballets or the romantic city of Paris where the concert form of ballet first began. Diamond Pointes have been stripped, cleaned, dyed, painted, glued, sewn, bedazzled, lined and glittered to perfection.

The Dew Drops Pointe Shoe measures approximately 9” long and comes in an elegant white organza bag ideal for gift giving. A brass stand is included to display this stunning, collectible piece of ballet art.

The attached tag bears the title of the shoe and limited edition number.

  • A Met Opera Shop Exclusive
  • Pink satin Russian pointe shoe
  • Select materials listed below
  • 9” L
  • Organza bag & brass display stand included
  • Attached tag bears the title of the shoe & limited edition number
  • Collectible
  • Handmade
  • USA


Materials:

  • Pink satin lining
  • Pink double sided satin ribbons
  • Golden braid trim binding
  • Golden flower brooch with rhinestone embellishments
  • 4 golden rosettes
  • 4 pink satin ribbon rosebuds
  • 2 pink rosettes
  • Pink faux fur
  • Gold painted soles
     

History

Ballet

In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
 
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

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