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Glass in pointe shoes and greased stairs...


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#1 Allegro

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Posted 04 December 2001 - 09:36 AM

A lovely topic, but I was wondering...
Has anyone, in their perhaps extensive careers as dancers or otherwise, come across these acts (or other) of cruelty in the ballet world? I would just be interested in any stories.
Not that I am contemplating something bad, but I was just curous.
How desperate can dancers get?

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Posted 04 December 2001 - 09:46 AM

I have heard of someone cutting up a potential lead's pointe shoes right before nutcracker auditions!

#3 Mel Johnson

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Posted 04 December 2001 - 05:46 PM

If there is one thing I've learned in my time in ballet, it is Mark Twain's Rule of Accidency: "Never ascribe to malice that for which a sufficient explanation is stupidity."


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