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Ballet Shoes: The Craft Before the Dance

Freed of London has been making pointe shoes and apparel for some of the world's best dancers since 1929. In this short from filmmakers Jack Flynn and Nick David, go behind the scenes to see how the dance shoes are made and meet some of the faces that assemble the famed footwear.

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