Ouch! What about the toes?
Posted 02 July 2002 - 07:35 PM
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 10:27 AM
Getting past the somewhat formidable title of this topic and perhaps scrolling down a little to Katharine Kanter's very interesting comments about 'Not Needing So Much Pointe Work' are there any new thoughts about this.
I am very glad to read that there are those who are comfortable doing pointe work.
What about new shoe technology in our High Tech Space Age. Can alot more be done here?
Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:00 AM
Maybe coupled with Buddy's question could be "how have pointe shoes evolved over the last 30-40-50 years?"
Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:18 AM
This made me wonder: now that women dancers must train, rehearse, and perform so frequently in both types of shoes (and possibly barefoot), area dancers more or less prone to foot injuries? And, is it opssible for pointe work come as easily to these dancers -- and with an equally high level of proficiency -- when it is something they do only (let's say) half the time?
Posted 07 July 2006 - 01:42 PM
As I read and reread the postings at this topic, I think that there is a 'Wealth Of Interesting Ideas' that has been expressed so far.
For the moment I would like to call attention to felursus' comments. These comments discuss proper training, proper use of the pointed foot, taking as good care of the feet as possible. etc. Any comments here especially from dancers and instructors?
Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:03 PM
In my day I really enjoyed pointe work. I found that it was less fatiguing to dance than on demi-pointe. (Less friction, the tip of the pointe shoe is a smaller spot to turn on than the pad of the foot.)
Posted 08 July 2006 - 04:31 PM
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