Magazine article Pointe

Tulle Fever

Magazine article Pointe

Tulle Fever

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My Point

Spring finds us awash in romantic tutus. There's nothing like the sight of a sylph to set your spirit soaring. You'll find six stunning ballerinas, past and present in "Incurably Romantic" (beginning on page 38) to re-inspire your fancy.

Yards of tulle go a long way toward creating the illusion of lightness, but for ballerinas, the main support comes from the dancers' "power tools," pointe shoes. So it's appropriate that this issue is dedicated to everything pointe: You can read about how they are made in Shoe Biz, starting on page 61. On page 44, read what dancers from Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley have to say about tried-and-true-as well as new-pointe shoe accessories in "Comfort to the Rescue." You'll find master teacher Clara Cravey's pointe pointers in How It's Done on page 64. And in "Get to the Pointer" (page 56), check out Pointe's comprehensive guide to tracking down pointe shoes around the world. Pointe shoes-an endless topic we love to explore. Log on to pointemagazine. …

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