ThePointeShop's relationship with the ballet internet has been interesting, to say the least. Reaction videos and cups aside, the internet is a vast pit of knowledge that continues to get smarter and smarter. But when it comes to pointe shoes, who knows more? Artificial intelligence, or master pointe shoe fitter, Josephine Lee? In this video, it's ChatGPT - aka machine learning - versus Josephine. In other words, could artificial intelligence fit pointe shoes effectively and safely? What do you think of this new technology? Is it applicable to the ballet world?
This week, Josephine caught a glimpse of a dream she never knew she had. BATA is a shoe museum in Canada - and after seeing this video - should we move??? This Pointe Shoe Exhibit shows the progression of the pointe shoe over time. It's so neat to see how social and historical factors played a part in creating our current obsession: the pointe shoe!
Ballet is timeless. Unfortunately, the shoes involved have super short lifetimes. Does this need to change? In this week's reaction, Josephine looks at how shoes were made in the 1950's. And the amazing thing is, pointe shoes are still constructed similarly today. There has been some innovation of the pointe shoe over time - but compared to other industries, ballet can seem like it's stuck in the past. What do you think? Do pointe shoes need to change? Does this effect the relevance of ballet today?
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Come one, come all - let us dispel the many mysterious myths around, you guessed it, pointe shoes! Over the years, we think we've done a pretty good job at bringing more pointe shoe education to the public. However, there are still some lingering thoughts around pointe shoes that still float around the internet and people's minds in general. In this video, Josephine goes over 5 common pointe shoe myths & explains why they are not true. The myths include: 1 - Pointe shoes are made out of wood.2 - Strong feet require strong/hard pointe shoes.3 - Pointe shoes will ruin...
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Josephine fact checks Siri's pointe shoe knowledge! Does Siri know about pointe shoes? This week Josephine put her to the test! Although there is a lot of misinformation on the internet, Siri is pretty up on her pointe shoe info! Watch the full video to see what Josephine has to say!