pointe

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pointe

 (pwäNt)
n.
In ballet, dancing that is performed on the tips of the toes.

[From French pointe (des pieds), point (of the feet), tiptoe; see point.]

pointe

(pɔɪnt)
n
(Ballet) ballet the tip of the toe (esp in the phrase on pointes)
[from French: point]

pointe

(pwɛ̃t)
n.
a ballet position with the body balanced on the extreme tip of the toe.
[1820–30; < French: pointe (du pied) tiptoe, literally, extremity of the foot]

pointe

The extremity of the toe, or a point on the toe.
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She created her version of 'Igorot,' a common name for the Northern Luzon tribes, using ballet and pointe work.
Mastering everything from pointe work to Gaga to hip hop, Williams seems to be able to stretch her dance prowess to suit almost any gig.
Pointe work requires substantial physical ability and effort.
The young cast are impressively assured; Jones as Alice is never less than composed, and her pointe work is nicely controlled, while Paige Fenlon's tantrum-driven Queen of Hearts proves amusingly expressive, and Daniel Cox's Mad Hatter is a madcap mix of Glam rocker, Child Catcher and, yes, there's a hint of Johnny Depp in there, too.
Amelia will travel to London once a month to receive first class tuition in preparatory pointe work and classical repertoire.
She has a delightful diminutive friend in Lydia Arnoux with her quirky head movements and broad smile but her pointe work and that of Pimm Edwards is very fine.
The current curriculum for dance students includes Ballet Technique, Pointe Work, Centre Work, Repertoire, Das de Deux, Jazz, Character Dance and Historical Dance.
In its aesthetic and attitude, then, her choreography is as distinctly modernist (and archaic) as Stravinsky's score: The dancing follows the given narrative but concentrates it into an abstract ritual with such formal devices as mechanistic movements, friezelike compositions (that are held and repeated by the formations of dancers), blank facial expressions, and fast rhythmic pointe work that Nijinska derived from hair-braiding patterns used in traditional wedding rituals.
The Department of Dance presents its annual Spring Loft, which includes pointe work, tap dancing, popping and locking and more.
This sequence also allows Tuttle to display her polished pointe work and appealingly ethereal presence.
The photograph doesn't show her leaping to her feet, practising her pointe work, and elegantly performing at the barre.