“Palm Trees at Bordighera” Diamondpointes Ballet Shoe

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“Palm Trees at Bordighera” Diamondpointes Ballet Shoe

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

Diamondpointes make exquisite gifts for ballet lovers or collectors of unique art. They come in a golden yellow organza bag with a designed, titled, and numbered tag, and each includes a stand for display.

Known throughout Italy for its palm trees, the town of Bordighera in Italy’s Liguria region lays claim to the legend that the seeds of palms carried across the sea from Egypt first took root on European soil in the town. When Monet visited Italy’s southern coast, his painting “Palm Trees at Bordighera” reflected his excitement at the new motifs offered by the region’s palm trees and mountains. He wrote that the dazzling colors challenged him to “dare to use all the tones of pink and blue,” although what he truly needed was a “palette of diamonds and jewels.”

  • Gold satin pointe shoe
  • Gold satin ribbons
  • Gold raw silk with embroidered palm tree lining
  • Gold velvet trim
  • Blue, green & clear rhinestone brooch
  • Gold & blue satin rosettes
  • Blue organza flowers on the vamp
  • Blue lace carnation in the toebox
  • Golden palm tree pin tag
  • Gold painted sole
  • Glitter glass platform
  • Shoe: Approx 8.5” long
  • Golden yellow organza bag
  • Display stand
     


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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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