Odette Ballet Pointe Shoe
Price: $195.00 Members: $175.50
Odette Ballet Pointe Shoe
Handmade exclusively for the Met Opera Shop by designer, Anne Schwantes, the Odette Ballet 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 graceful swan princess, Odette, in Tchaikovsky’s
much-loved ballet, Swan Lake performed so brilliantly each 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 Odette Ballet 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
- Pink satin lining
- White double sided satin ribbons
- Golden mesh with rhinestone trim binding
- Golden ribbon-bow brooch with rhinestone embellishments
- 6 white satin carnations
- 6 peach satin rosettes
- 3 white rosettes
- White marabou feathers
- Gold painted soles
- Glitter glass platform
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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