The Pointe Shoe Anti-Bunion Stretcher by Tamara Rojo is a device for widening the specific area of the enveloping part of the pointed ballet shoes, to facilitate a more comfortable use of said shoes to the ballerinas who suffer from the lateral deformation of the first segment of the phalangeal metatarsal joint forming a protrusion called hallux abductus valgus (hallux valgus) known as bunion. By stretching the satin canvas, at the wings area of the pointed shoes, the fitting of the ballerina’s foot suffering bunion into the pointe shoe is improved, consequently, it reduces the oppression in the bunion, relieve discomfort and helps her to dance more comfortably.
Get a unique insight into Song of the Earth – Hear Tamara Rojo and Deborah MacMillan discuss this masterwork in the video below.
Hosted by Sarah Crompton live from St Martins Lane ahead of its tour this autumn/winter season to Manchester (11 – 14 Oct), Milton Keynes (17 – 21 Oct), and the London Coliseum (9 – 20 Jan).
Olivier Awards 2017 Outstanding achievement in dance. Winner: English National Ballet for expanding the variety of its repertoire with Giselle and She Said at Sadler’s Wells.
April 14, 2017 – New York Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, Julio Bocca Birthday Gala
DON QUIJOTE PDD: TAMARA ROJO_ISAAC HERNÁNDEZ
Tamara Rojo at The Bank of England
Tamara Rojo on staging two versions of Giselle
Akram Khan’s Giselle – Trailer
LondonTheatre1.com November 28, 2016 Last updated: November 28, 2016.
Review by Marian Kennedy.