Royal Ballet dancers Nathalie Harrison and Leanne Cope visit the Freed pointe shoe factory where they meet the shoe-makers who build their ballet shoes from scratch specifically made for each dancer to fit with their technique and foot shape.
Plus, see The Royal Ballet from the perspective of a pointe shoe (and an attached GoPro camera), starting from the Freed factory to the stage itself:
Combined with the character shoes, elastic, ribbons and detailing relevant to each production, the total cost for footwear is over £250,000 a year.
[noindex]Next, watch some of our favorite ballet videos: What Happens Just Before Show Time At the Met Opera, Brown Ballerinas – Inside the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Washington Ballet’s hardest dance moves.[/noindex]
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