Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tamara Karsavina - 'La Danse du flambeau' (1909)

This very old ballet video, courtesy of Moonbootica, is fascinating for all sorts of reasons, but mostly for the fact that those shoes she dances in are not reinforced at the tip.  She may have had cotton wool stuffed into the toes of her shoes, but imagine the pain!  Also imagine the strength that required.