Observations on teaching pointework using the Italian school technique and the Notion of ‘Descending onto Pointe’

During the latter half of the 19th century, Italian ballet shoemakers developed a new kind of slipper, with reinforced blocked toes, which would allow the ballerinas of the Italian school to show off new and daring jumps, balances and spins on the tips of their toes. The era of virtuosic technique in classical ballet had…

Redondanse_Enrico-Cecchetti

Interview for Danse avec la Plume, editor Amélie Bertrand, February 2015

Promotional article for Redondanses, new venture for classical ballet events in Paris set up in 2014 by Marie-Josée Redont, former soloist Paris Opera ballet Promotional article for Redondanses, new venture What is meant by the term “Cecchetti  School”? Au Théâtre Maryinskii, en raison des progrès indéniables de chacun de ses élèves, Enrico Cecchetti a finalement…