Actually I’m not talking about this former, long-time NYCB dancer…I’m talking about her feet. Look at ’em in that photo. Ouch.
These, I suppose, were the “creative bunions” Balanchine worshiped. All I know is, this is the way many pointe shoes used to be shaped. Believe me, if you had square feet, it was not fun.
More on feet later. Right now I’m contemplating a pointe-shoe fitting video done by Ballerina Badass, and contemplating tendus and feet based on something she said in that video. May be an article coming.