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Old 14 October 2013, 05:48 AM
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This reminds me of the ballet world legend of dancers putting ground glass in a rival's pointe shoes. The intense competition and pressure on professional artists to continue on with performances no matter what probably contributes to UL's like these, but in reality I can't imagine judges at an audition wouldn't stop it the moment they saw a student jerk back with a bloody finger. As for pointe shoes, most dancers protect their feet with tape and lambswool (or nowadays, gel pads) and IME the box of the shoe is so snug and the fit so specialized that a dancer would know something was off before she put any weight on it and caused herself serious injury.

That doesn't mean no one ever tried it, though.

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