Giant Pointe Shoes About to Attack Saratoga

OK, not exactly.

But Saratoga Springs’ National Museum of Dance is about to launch a nifty giant-pointe-shoe-related art project, dubbed Saratoga En Pointe.

The museum has chosen 24 artists to decorate 5-foot-tall fiberglass pointe shoe sculptures. On May 31, the creations will be revealed at the Museum; after that, they’ll be displayed at locations around the city of Saratoga Springs.

And it’s not just ginormous pointe shoes that are poised to invade Saratoga. The town is also home to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where New York City Ballet has performed every summer since 1966. The company’s SPAC season runs July 9-13 this year, and will be followed by performances by the National Ballet of Canada and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Take a look at some of our favorite artist sketches from the Saratoga En Pointe project—and a few of the finished shoes:

Cassidy Hall
Elaine Wilson
Irene Cole
Linda Biggers
Nancy McGrath
Regina Doi
Shawn Banner
Thomas Dragonette
David Farnsworth Globerson
Frankie Flores
One of the giant shoes, pre-decoration
Three completed shoes

Cassidy Hall

Elaine Wilson

Irene Cole

Linda Biggers

Nancy McGrath

Regina Doi

Shawn Banner

Thomas Dragonette

David Farnsworth Globerson

Frankie Flores

One of the giant shoes, pre-decoration

Three completed shoes

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