I stumbled upon this ballet mime guide the other day. It’s really neat. When I first started watching ballet, I really struggled to understand anything the dancers were “saying”. This would’ve been helpful back then.
Queen Victoria’s ivory dancing slippers of silk satin, made between 1851 and 1860. For comfort and practicality, they have leather soles and no heel, plus ribbon ties (not visible). In all they are very similar to modern ballet slippers. The label reads
‘GUNDRY & SON/Boot & shoe Makers/TO THE QUEEN/The Prince of Wales/THE ROYAL FAMILY/H.R.H THE DUCHESS OF KENT/and the/PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF THE BELGIANS/1 Soho square London’
as the Golden Slave
and Ida Rubinstein in Scheherazade, Paris, 1910.
Schéhérazade is a ballet in one act with choreography by
Michael Fokine, libretto by Benois, music by Rimsky-Korsakov and design by
Leon Bakst. Premiered 4 June 1910 by
Sergei Diaghilev Ballets Russes at the Paris Opera.