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Ballet shoe

Ballet shoe

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Canvas, leather, cotton, glue

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pink canvas point shoe.

Materials and Techniques

Canvas, leather, cotton, glue

Object history note

One of a collection of ballet shoes, mostly signed, given by various daners to the dance critic and historian Cyril Beaumont.
The soles of ballet shoes were often scored, either by the manufacturer or the dancers, to give improved grip on stage.
The shoe came to the Museum as part of the Cyril Beaumont Bequest.

Historical significance: Canvas shoes are less common than pink satin blocked shoes, but are by no means significant

Descriptive line

Pink canvas point shoe.


Canvas; Leather; Cotton (textile)


Glueing; Hand sewing; Machine sewing


Theatre and Performance Collection

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