Little Princess Pointe Ballet Shoe

Price: $195.00 Members: $175.50

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Description

Little Princess Pointe Ballet Shoe

Please Note: Additional colors and styles are available at our store in Lincoln Center. Please call for information (212) 799-3100 Extension 2399.

This exquisite, one-of a kind decorative pointe ballet shoe is handcrafted from a reclaimed slipper, actually worn on stage and embellished with vintage and other select ornamental elements.

Inspired by the dramatic film, The Little Princess, starring
Shirley Temple, this fanciful pointe shoe is covered in bright pink satin
and accented in ballerina pink satin ribbons.

The vamp is adorned with five bright pink satin rosebuds and a dazzling vintage pink and removable rhinestone crown pin. Pink and white lace trim runs along the binding, while the heel features a bright pink satin rosebud and string bow.The interior is lined in a striking ballerina pink satin.

Sparkling with white glitter glass on the toe, this unique piece bears the signature of the artist, Anne Schwantes, on the sole finished in gold. Anne received her first pair of pointe ballet shoes on her 13th birthday and hasn’t stopped dancing since. A font of creativity, she brings the same enthusiasm to her art, as she does to her impressive career in theatre and dance.

Made exclusively for the Met, our dazzling pointe shoe pays tribute to the many graceful and elegant dancers at the American Ballet Theatre.

  • A Met Opera Exclusive
  • Reclaimed pointe ballet shoe
  • Bright pink satin exterior, ballerina pink satin interior
  • Ballerina pink satin ribbons
  • 5 bright pink satin rosebuds, removable vintage jeweled pin on vamp
  • Bright pink satin rosebud and string bow on heel
  • Pink and white lace trim
  • Glitter glass platform
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Signed by the artist
  • For decorative purposes only
  • Bag with ribbon closure
     

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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