“Venus” Diamondpointes Ballet Shoe

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“Venus” 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.

Venus is a character in Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser. She is the goddess of love and beauty, and is associated with the mythological Venusberg, a mountain in Germany where she is said to reside. In the opera, Venus abducts the protagonist Tannhäuser and takes him to her underground realm, where he spends a year in sensual pleasure. The story of Tannhäuser revolves around his struggle to reconcile his desire for Venus with his love for the virtuous Elisabeth.

  • Diamonded dusty purple pointe shoe
  • Plum satin ribbons
  • Purple satin lining
  • Scalloped silver trim
  • Iridescent purple jeweled heart
  • Multicolored satin rosettes
  • Lilac satin carnations on the vamp
  • Blue satin flower in the toebox
  • Winged Venus necklace tag
  • Silver painted sole
  • Glitter glass platform
  • Shoe: Approx 8.5” long
  • Golden yellow organza bag
  • Display stand

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World premiere: Court Opera, Dresden, 1845. Premiere of revised version: Opéra, Paris, 1861.

History, myth, and invention come together in Tannhäuser to create a unique and powerful drama. The title character was a real 13th-century Minnesinger who inspired a legend that Wagner used as the basis for the opera. He notably added the character of Elisabeth, based on the historical Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, wife of the Landgrave of Thuringia. The opera’s score went through several revisions after the original performances, most importantly when Wagner added the Venusberg ballet for the 1861 French premiere.


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