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#1 innopac

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

In this youtube (at 0:12) Farukh Ruzimatov sews his ballet shoes to his socks. Would this be unusual to do? I wondered if he did it because he was wearing socks rather than tights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7nuu23SHK0&playnext=1&videos=buZsJQh8hL0



#2 Mel Johnson

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 02:58 AM

It used to be done all the time, socks or tights. Now it's a sort of Old School practice.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:08 AM

Was it done before the elastic crossovers became popular?

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:14 AM

Yes, and even after. There was even a school of thought that male dancers needed to GLUE the shoes on using old-fashioned hide glue that had partially dried. Ecch! :icon8:

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

:thanks:


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