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Boys in Boots

Ursula Hegeli, ballet mistress at the Royal Ballet, does an educational series on the history of ballet.  In one of her latest episodes, she takes us way back to the court of Louis XIV, The Sun King.  It turns out that the king had quite a turn out.  I always thought that the turn out was part of the foundation of ballet because the whole body should be “open”.  But it turns out (no pun intended) that the turn out came as a practical solution to a totally different problem.  Take a look:

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  1. Here in the Alabama Triangle of PA the only ballet related question goes something like this:

    “New toe-shoes for the daughter or new gun rack for the “Jimmy”?

  2. Fun! I’m reading “Apollo’s Angels” so this is right up my allee.

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