Friday, 13 April 2012

Image//Image FMP//The Red Shoes.

More research in terms of ballet and balletic poses, this time in the form of one of my all-time favourite films, the 1948 (the turn of Technicolor within films) classic, 'The Red Shoes', starring Moira Shearer as the lead role of Victoria Page- a woman torn between her relationship with the ballet's composer, and  her ambitions and drive to be a prima ballerina- possessed by the red shoes (as told originally in Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale of the same name). 

The Red Shoes is a truly captivating film and story, with a simple plot line and story narrative that is beautifully portayed with the grace and elegance of ballerina Shearer. Again, a lot of inspiration from this film can be developed for my designs for Black Swan- perhaps considering a type as image ribbon type (to emulate the ribbons of the ballet shoes) in bold, monochrome colours? Definitely need to start experimenting!

All pictures sourced for Google Image links.

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