n°16/ Ballerina’s Feet

April 2012

by Nathalie Azoulai

It’s said to be the most extraordinary cou-de-pied in the world. If Michelangelo or Rodin had seen it, they would have probably sculpted it. Except it’s a woman’s cou-de-pied and some might say that such a slender creature should not be given such characteristics as strength and force (others might not agree). Especially if it’s a dancer whose wont is to dress those characteristics up in soft red ballet shoes that she then transforms into small, iridescent and precious objects, like pearls. What more beautiful homage could we pay to the divine Sylvie Guillem?

Sylvie Guillem