bruterevelation: ““My parents did not have a background in dance, but somehow they supported and trusted the 12 year old me of the way when I decided to put dance first in my life.” - Cassandra Trenary, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Dress by.
Early ballerina skirts were heavy, voluminous affairs that severely restricted the dancer's movements. Fortunately, by the early twentieth century, skirts were raised to the knees to showcase pointe work.
Madeleine Eastoe of The Australian Ballet, as Clara, in The Nutcracker The lead roles managed well and lived up to their parts. Madeleine Eastoe as Clara was all bright eyed wonder, light and girlish in her steps and confident with her repertoire.