Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pointe Ballet

So today, I finally started doing my research to find the perfect pair of shoes!

First off... let me tell you this crap. So my ballet teacher told me that he is going to be choreographing a pointe ballet piece for a famous person, can you guess who? Yup, Kanye West.

 And he said: "As much as you've been talking about doing pointe! Your name was the first name that popped up in my head, I wish you were doing pointe now"
I know some of you all are thinking "OKAY so start doing it so you can dance in the Kanye West piece"
--but pointe is not that simple. This audition that he is having is like next week... I'd need way more time to train.

Anyway, once I heard that I missed out on my chance, I thought to myself "Screw this! It's time to find a pair of pointe shoes" lol besides, its almost 2011.. I need to push myself to higher levels and make myself even more so rounded as a dancer.

I run into so many dancers that dislike ballet, and wonder why would I want to do pointe..
it is extremely beautiful to me, and has always been a passion of mine ever since I was supposed to go on pointe at the age of 16.
To make a long story short, I had to take a break from the expensive world of dance and lost almost all of my ability: no more strong ankles, no more flexible achilles tendons etc..

I have to admit... I am afraid of ruining my feet to this art though lol

These are Paloma Herrera's feet.. she is a principle ballet dancer of the American Ballet in New York, and one of my favorite ballerinas

I've heard that all you have to do is take good care of your feet while you're doing it, and you should be fine aside from blisters...
So I guess I will be finding out in the near future lol.

If youre interested in pointe ballet, here are two good links that give some good information on what to look for in a pointe shoe :]

There's an audition on Dec.22nd that I am so eager about.. I must book this gig! Anyway.. here's a youtube video of me and some of my dance buddies. This class was fun.. I'm sure it's easy to spot me?