July 14, 2022

The Flammable Ballerinas

 Ballet has never been a profession for the faint of heart. The ballerina's grace and delicacy is only achievable by enormous power: endless practice of precision movements, the strength to make acrobatic leaps seem easy, the ability to ignore pain. (Pointe shoes are often ruined not by overuse but by bloodied toes.) And yet, being a ballerina in the 1800s was not just difficult but incredibly dangerous. Because, more frequently than you can even imagine... ballerinas would burst into flames on stage. https://mysteriouspackage.com/blogs/curators-file/tuesday-terror-the-flammable-ballerinas