The making of a ballet shoe
A short film about the making, styles, fitting and information about Freed of London’s Classic Pointe shoes.
This clip was shot in the Freed factory in London and in the studios of Dutch National Ballet in 2005. The dancer is Yumiko Takeshima, a former principal dancer of Dutch National Ballet.
A ballerina’s life is spent on the tips of the toes. In this meditative mini-doco, three of our dancers take us through their personal pointe-shoe prep routines (featuring knives, matches and shellac) and wax reflective about nurturing their