Ballet Evolved: Pointe


Former Ballet Mistress Ursula Hageli looks at the development of pointe work in ballet, where the dancers move on the tips of their toes – from Marie Taglioni’s experiments in the 1830s, through developments by Italian and Russian dancers through to the famed pointe work of Russian Classical ballet. With danced demonstrations by Gemma Pitchley-Gale and Fumi Kaneko.

Ballet Evolved events explore the ballet through the centuries from its origins at the French court. It is one of a number of Insights held at the Royal Opera House.

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