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If Ballet Shoes Could Kill… Oh Wait, This Pair Probably Could!

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Talk about killer dance moves.

I’m not referring to Miley Cyrus and her set at the VMAs, but rather, I’m talking about ballerina Amélie Ségarra and a short number she does wearing ballet shoes that have knives attached to them. Yes, knives. But that’s not all. The kicker has got to be the fact that Amélie’s stage happens to be a piano that she scars and destroys as she dances.

The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.

The piece is by Javier Perez, who attempts to investigate and reflect on the human condition by presenting such a sharp contrast (and yes, pun intended.)

VIA [ Geekologie ]







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