Ballet as Acrobat

By Xah Lee. Date:

Here's a video of a ballet. Incredibly beautiful.

“Nicole Ciapponi in Olivier Wevers new piece BWV1007”. Music is Bach BWV 1007

Ballet: How Do Ballet Dancers Dance on Tiptoe?

how do ballet dancers do those tiptoe?

they wear a special shoe, called Pointe shoe. It has a little box in front.

“pointe shoe”

Thanks to Kiara Smythe in Second Life for the answer.

For contrast, see the beauty of masculine acrobat: Acrobatic B-boying Dance (breakdancing) Videos.