Pointe shoes were conceived in response to the desire for dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like and have evolved to enable dancers to dance en pointe (on the tips of their toes) for extended periods of time.
The Northern Ballet, founded in 1969 remains a powerhouse of inventive dance. This image is one of a series of images produced by Dudley, captured whilst the dancers were in rehearsals
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