The Royal Queen Pointe Ballet Shoe

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The Royal Queen 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 color purple, a symbol of royalty, it is reflective of the many regal queens, which appear in various famous ballets This fanciful pointe shoe is covered in vibrant purple satin with deep purple satin ribbons. A rhinestone and caviar bead applique adorns the vamp, while light purple lace and rhinestone trim runs along binding. The heel features a purple silk rosebud and light purple string bow. It is lined in a delightful lavender grey colored 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
  • Purple satin exterior, lavender grey satin interior
  • Deep purple satin ribbons
  • Rhinestone and caviar bead applique on vamp
  • Purple silk rosebud and light purple string bow on heel
  • Light purple lace and rhinestone 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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