On Pointe signature image of ballet shoes

On Pointe:
The Rise of the Ballet Shoe

On display from April 16, 2008 until February 15, 2009
(extended from previous closing date of September 28, 2008)

About the Exhibition

On Pointe captures the exacting and exquisite art of ballet through one of its most essential elements, the ballet shoe. The exhibition will feature approximately 50 artifacts drawn from the Museum's private collection as well as historical and contemporary examples on loan from The Shoe Room, the principal supplier of pointe shoes in Canada.

Highlights include:

  • Video footage illustrating gruelling practice and glittering perfomance
  • Beautiful contemporary and historical imagery
  • Ballet shoes worn by famous dancers, including Karen Kain, Margot Fonteyn, Carla Fracci and Rudolf Nureyev.

Media Information

On Pointe: the Rise of the Ballet Shoe (media release)
February 7, 2008
(Adobe PDF file, 808Kb, prints onto letter-sized (8 1/2 x 11") paper.)

Tool of the Trade: On Pointe Exhibition Reveals how the Ballet Shoe Pushed the Boundaries of Ballet (media release)
April 15, 2008
(Adobe PDF file, prints onto letter-sized (8 1/2 x 11") paper.)

Premier Ballet Stars "Guest Star" in On Pointe exhibition (media release)
April 15, 2008
(Adobe PDF file, prints onto letter-sized (8 1/2 x 11") paper.)

On Pointe Fact Sheet (Adobe PDF file, prints onto letter-sized (8 1/2 x 11") paper.)

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Our Thanks to

Exhibition partner

Lending partner

Media partner

logo - National Ballet School logo - The Shoe Room logo - NOW Magazine
Canada's National Ballet School
The Shoe Room
NOW Magazine

Images

Images of the exhibition gallery and selected artifacts will be viewable in the EXHIBITIONS section shortly.

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Media contact
Rosmarie Gadzovski, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
416.979.7799 x225