Friday, July 27, 2012

Repetto - Danseuse étoile


Who could not resist a stretch on the ballet barre?

(for Nanette)

22, rue de la Paix
75002, Paris
Métro Opéra


Palomasea said...

Magnifique! I still dance ballet in my dreams, chere Genie!
- Irina

Ann said...

Looks so cute.
And her legs are definitely of a ballerina.

Joe said...

She looks a natural Genie. I'd best avoid the ballet bar though.

brattcat said...

ah, this image goes straight to my heart. perhaps i should knit someone special to accompany me so that oskar can remain with you. but thank you for an incredibly generous offer.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
A pair of Repetto shoes is owned by one of us and, even years later, they are still the most comfortable and pretty heels that grace our feet. However, as for limbering up at the barre....we shall have to leave that to the ballerinas!!!

Lynne with an e said...

Absolument! Show me a barre and I'll fling my leg up onto it; and deal with the consequences in the morning.

Starman said...

I would need to lower the bar!

Anonymous said...

If that isn't the most adorable girl stretching on the barre! I wish I could raise my leg half that much! HA

M said...

Love it! A future prima ballerina!!

Alexa said...

. . . especially if you're young and supple! Nice capture, Genie.

Arcoiris said...

Recordé mis clases de danza de niña, no debí suspenderlas.
Hermosa imagen.
Besos de colores.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Chère Genie, I am very curious about the story behind this photo. Did you shoot it through a vitrine of a shop for ballet shoes? Or a dance studio?
What I understand about the young danceuse is that she is very focused & intent on her work...I just love her. Blessings, Rita

Randy said...

I hope those aren't cups near her.

Halcyon said...

Love it! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jane and Lance, and I think that I know which of you has the shoes! However, Repetto does have a men's line of shoes for street wear.

To all who commented on "ability" to get a leg that high.... I am with you!

Randy, I think that you are referring to the background which would be a thousand (give or take a few) pairs of pointe shoes (les ballerines).

Rita, this is taken through the front window of Repetto, and the barre is for all the ballerinas to try out shoes just as we would in a shop walking around to see how they feel. Check out my other posts on Repetto, most of which are of the window scene.

Arcoiris, thank you kindly.

Lynne, I think you could do it!

Starman, that would be the case for most of us!

brattcat, I do hope that you will take a cousin of Oskar's with you.

Have a great weekend, all!

Esme said...

What a great photo.

Malyss said...

What a fabulous picture , Genie! une "photo volée", mais si belle, si evocatrice! Bravo!

millefeuilles said...

For a Paris lover like myself it is always a pleasure to dip into your blog which offers such a great cross-section of styles. This Repetto shop was very close to our apartment when we lived in Paris. Happy, happy memories.

I must confess, as July gives way to August, that I am one of the few people, apparently, who did not enjoy living in Paris in August. I felt as it lost its soul and I love Paris in September!