Tak jak kiedyś pisałam, prawdopodobnie istnieje tyle sposobów na przygotowanie point do prób i spektakli, ile na świecie tancerek 🙂 Tutaj mój post, w którym pokazałam Wam jak ja przygotowuje moje 'samotańczące’ Gaynory do prób. Dziś chciałam Wam przedstawić, w jaki sposób moja koleżanka, Alexandra Vadon, przygotowuje swoje Freedy (pointy londyńskiej marki) do pracy 🙂 Alex używa jednej pary Freed przez około tydzień (dla porównania; ja swoje Gaynory używam już 3! miesiąc…i dalej są rewelacyjne), a żeby przygotować jedną parę nowych point poświęca temu zajęciu około godziny, niemniej ta swoista działalność naprawdę może zadziwić. Uwaga, niektóre zdjęcia są naprawdę drastyczne 😉
Once I wrote that there is as many ways of preparing pointe shoes for rehearsals and performances as many dancers is out there in the world 🙂 Here you can recheck my post about my way of preparing Gaynoy Minden’s for work. Meanwhile, I would like to present you how my friend, Alexandra Vadon, prepares her shoes for rehearsals. She uses Freed of London and one pair lasts her for more or less one week (to compare: I’ve been using one pair of Gaynor’s for 3 months already). It takes her about one hour to prepare new pair for dancing and she does few really interesting things to them 😉 Watch out! Some photos are quite weird 😉
Next, she grates the outer sole with special grater- the sole isn’t slippery and her surface is flat- the pointe shoe is more stable while standing on one leg for example
Now, time for a cute flowerish hammer 🙂 she hammers pointe shoes on the level of her bunions. Some of dancers water the pointe shoe with the shoe already on- it helps the fabrics to adjust to feet
Additionaly, Alex uses a special glue which she pours into the pointe shoes’ boxes- it helps pointe shoes not to get softer sooner than expected 🙂
And ribbons and elastics 🙂 but that’s the basic!
As you can see, the diffrences are quite big. Freed’s are being hand made, every single dancer in the world gets her own individual pair with her name on it. Despite of that fact, Alex wants her pointe shoes to become even more of her own. That’s why she adjusts them to her feet as much as she can. It takes time and effort to find a perfect way to do that, but every dancer wants to feel comfort and confident while dancing. And this is how we get it- by adjusting our shoes to our feet 🙂 Probably you think 'so why did Alex not choose Gaynor’s instead of Freed’s?’ The answer is really simple: not every shoe fits every person. The same is with dancers and pointe shoes. She simple didn’t find Gaynor’s as comfortable as Freed’s 🙂 even if she needs to patiently prepare the for work, for her it’s better to use Freed’s.