December 27

In part one of this episode. It's a world of pink satin and punishing surfaces, complicated feet, crushed toes and personal cobblers. And out of it comes such grace.There are many things that are important to a ballerina, but probably nothing more than her shoes, her pink pointe shoes.The National Ballet of Canada has an entire room set aside for shoes. The shelves are crammed from floor to ceiling with thousands of pairs.Lorna Geddes knows shoes and she knows feet. She has danced with the company for over fifty years.

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