Brown ballet shoes made for first time - BBC News

  • Опубликовано: 11 ноя 2018
  • Pointe shoes in brown and bronze shades are being made in the UK for the first time.
    Ballet Black, whose dancers are all of black and Asian descent have worked alongside shoe manufacturer Freed to create the new shoes.
    Dancers Cira Robinson and Marie Astrid Mence spoke to the BBC about what it means to them during rehearsals for their latest show.
    Produced by Fatma Wardy, Emily Wolstencroft, Rob Taylor and Claudia Redmond.
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Комментарии • 589

  • Isolda
    Isolda 14 дней назад

    in this house we love black ballerinas! xx

  • horse1066
    horse1066 24 дня назад

    Black people are ruining ballet, it's part of white culture but you stand out a mile, you destroy the aesthetic because everyone ends up looking at just you.

  • GHOULii
    GHOULii Месяц назад

    People in the comments sections are so mad like this is honestly affecting them like they’re honestly going to force all white dancers to wear brown pointes or something. Could you imagine forcing a group of people to wear a certain color because it looks better on the majority.

  • GHOULii
    GHOULii Месяц назад

    I see a lot of people saying these girls are being dramatic because pink is the professional color but don’t forget they make solid black ballet shoes as well as soils white. Which are far more professional looking. And actually when ballet first came around White was traditional as it had a ghostly effect but they switched a pink as it blended in better with the dancers and kept the line . So it wouldn’t make sense for brown dancers to want brown shoes as it fits their line better

  • Melanin Beats
    Melanin Beats Месяц назад

    U white people are bunch of boring whiny babies

  • kayla jean
    kayla jean Месяц назад

    Wow..the amount of racist triggered people is unreal. No one said ballet shoes were racist. And no. It isn’t cultural appropriation.

  • PriusRaj
    PriusRaj Месяц назад

    Imagine being so racist you start bitchin' about girls being happy they have shoes that match their skin tones for the first time.
    God forbid we let black girls stay happy.
    Y'all are sick, and need help.

  • captaincrazy 123
    captaincrazy 123 Месяц назад

    Cultural appropriation ballet was made by white ppl

  • Victoria Pickard
    Victoria Pickard 2 месяца назад

    I never thought of pointe shoes, or any other type of dance shoes, as something that's supposed to match your skin tone. My tap shoes were black and every pair of ballet shoes I've owned have been a light pink. I think it'd feel weird to me if I wore something that matched my skin color. I guess it's a personal preference thing.

  • Nyx_Ares
    Nyx_Ares 2 месяца назад

    Jesus can we leave this useless race bullshit to the USA. Fuck off.

  • Vida TV
    Vida TV 2 месяца назад

    I'm mixed and i sometimes wish that black people would back off they're so weak they can't just do this themselves white people always have to capitulate to them forget them and their needs and their wants they need to grow up

    • TheZombifiedFairy
      TheZombifiedFairy 2 месяца назад

      Wtf are you on about? Black people are weak for exposing inequalities? The weakest person is that who does not stand up for themselves and for what is right.

  • Jack Mac
    Jack Mac 2 месяца назад

    It’s a business. Supply, demand, that kind of thing. You may be amazed to learn that if more brown skinned people bought ballet shoes there would be more brown shoes for sale. It wasn’t some conspiracy, so spare me the baseless sanctimony.

    • TheZombifiedFairy
      TheZombifiedFairy 2 месяца назад

      There are plenty of black ballet dancers. Historically, since it was started by white people for white people, they made pink shoes because it was closely matched to skin tones from afar (say, in an audience) as times progressed, people of all races have began doing ballet, but the shoes remained the same. For many colored dancers, they either had to paint their shoes or have their beautiful lines broken because the shoes are meant to look like extension of the legs. Black people have been doing ballet since the 50s. My mother danced in the 80s, I danced in the early 2000s. You're telling me that magically, all at once, black people suddenly started dancing for people to create shoes for them to do so? No, that's not how it works.

  • Magnus
    Magnus 2 месяца назад +2

    Why didn't they just make em themselves?

    • Magnus
      Magnus 2 месяца назад

      +TheZombifiedFairy I am talking about blacks in general.

    • TheZombifiedFairy
      TheZombifiedFairy 2 месяца назад

      You're assuming they have the time, materials, and know how to make them...

  • TheTruthIsRacist
    TheTruthIsRacist 2 месяца назад +1

    It's OK to be White Ballet Shoes.

  • Foogle Droogle
    Foogle Droogle 2 месяца назад +1

    LOL keep it coming BBC
    you make more white nationalists everyday than the KKK ever could.

  • Cobra Commander
    Cobra Commander 2 месяца назад +1

    Stop appropriating other people's culture, you racist bigots. When European cultural heritage is appropriated by non-Europeans, no one bats an eye, if a white person dresses as a geisha and performs a Japanese traditional dance, everyone --- except for native Japanese --- gets freaking outraged!

  • V K
    V K 2 месяца назад +2


  • Vegtam Returns
    Vegtam Returns 2 месяца назад

    BBC are globalist communist Jewish propaganda. Do not pay for a TV license, if you do you are supporting white genocide. Cheers.
    P.S Watch The Greatest Story Never Told. You can thank me later!

  • rodster6
    rodster6 2 месяца назад

    So only white people can wear white shoes and black people have to wear black shoes? Odd.

    • TheZombifiedFairy
      TheZombifiedFairy 2 месяца назад

      Not really. The shoes are meant to look like extensions of the legs. No black person has white feet

  • Angie Alzalde
    Angie Alzalde 2 месяца назад

    Just because the point of a story or situation has gone over your head (meaning you're incapable of understanding it from your personal perspective in life) doesn't mean that its wrong or is unimportant. Just chill and let these people by happy with their shoes. Jeez...🙄

  • Kiriza22
    Kiriza22 2 месяца назад

    So as a normal person, I should also wear shoes and clothes close to my skin tone?

  • Faithy Wray
    Faithy Wray 2 месяца назад

    I'm buying my niece a pair! She is 12 and now officially in point shoes! Her poor feet :(

  • Swervedriving
    Swervedriving 3 месяца назад

    I just love how none of the righteous commenters I've witnessed so far seem to be aware of the basic fact that, nowadays, ballet dancers frequently perform modern choreography without tights, which requires you to wear shoes that will not break your line in the manner pink shoes against a brown complexion would. It's really quite bizarre that people are so eager to slatter their ready-made opinions onto things they clearly to not understand enough to care about. (I'm saying this as a former pre-professional student who just so happens to have darker skin, and who had to dye her shoes in situations similar to the one previously described)

  • Laura Lauretta
    Laura Lauretta 3 месяца назад +1

    I never met a pink skin person in my whole life ... I mean pink like ballet shoes... 😂😂😂

  • Mallory Kane
    Mallory Kane 3 месяца назад

    Gaynor did this a few years ago and has more colors, hardly the first.

  • Jizeru1
    Jizeru1 3 месяца назад

    I get that the news story was pretty fuckin wild but I think the shoes are really pretty tho.

  • waiting 90 days to change my name
    waiting 90 days to change my name 3 месяца назад is funded by the BBC.

  • Fixedguitar
    Fixedguitar 3 месяца назад

    First ever brown ballet shoes???
    Citation needed!

  • A B C
    A B C 3 месяца назад

    Typical race baiting nonsense from the BBC

  • Hannah Perez
    Hannah Perez 3 месяца назад

    Wait what? I didn’t know pointe shoes were meant to blend into your skin tone...

  • Charline
    Charline 3 месяца назад

    The comment section is disgusting

  • Caryl Bird
    Caryl Bird 3 месяца назад

    I began ballet lessons at 4 years old, my ballet shoes were brown leather with orange ribbon ties! This w as at Berkamstead, Hertfordshire, UK

  • Duke Temz
    Duke Temz 3 месяца назад

    Nude shoes not "White" or "Black" shoes, these exist for predominantly white ballet dancers, but not for black dancers.

  • spf_fishing
    spf_fishing 3 месяца назад

    this is the news......

  • grytlappar
    grytlappar 3 месяца назад

    Why are people so damned butthurt about this? It's beyond me. It's not a zero-sum game, people. Just because you give people of other races something they might want, it doesn't take away anything from white people. Jesus... I don't understand the aggression.

  • Jazmyn
    Jazmyn 3 месяца назад

    Been waiting for this my entire life. I'm sick of having to paint and dye my pointe shoes. It's about time.

  • NPC 780192883764
    NPC 780192883764 3 месяца назад +1

    i seem to remember another group that wore 'brown shirts'

  • andreas Spanashis
    andreas Spanashis 3 месяца назад

    This is bbc 2018? Are you really pushing me to start watching Russia today? Because i am really considering to make it my main news channel.

  • Ronnie
    Ronnie 3 месяца назад +1

    It's about time. Now great black dancers can focus more on their beautiful art instead of worrying about shoe color.

  • mrmichaelmw
    mrmichaelmw 3 месяца назад

    100s of more important news around the world and UK but they gives us shoes:)видео.html

  • Khan Tilich
    Khan Tilich 3 месяца назад


  • Green 505
    Green 505 3 месяца назад

    Ballet was fouded by white Europeans. Blacks now claiming they invented ballet is a little silly.

  • Hapalon G
    Hapalon G 3 месяца назад

    Interestingly, they are not confused by the color of sugar, milk or salt sold everywhere? What kind of torment and horror a white person should experience when sitting in the toilet and something brown begins to crawl out of it.

  • yay
    yay 3 месяца назад

    the shoes look beautiful :d

  • quiflington
    quiflington 3 месяца назад +1

    This is both hateful and extremely racist. Cultural appropriation at it's worst. This is a white art form and there's plenty of white ballet dancers around that they could hire.

  • Ruth Park
    Ruth Park 3 месяца назад

    Good news!!!! Ballerina's feet still make me feel pain.

  • J e s i k a
    J e s i k a 3 месяца назад

    Its just shoes I swear everything has to be a big deal

  • Chichopuente
    Chichopuente 3 месяца назад

    What?! They have been selling them in practically everywhere! This is not a brealthrough, this should be a warning on how isolated America actually is

  • Susan Auslander
    Susan Auslander 3 месяца назад

    Wow I do competition point and those are amazing so glad they made them

  • benbow7
    benbow7 3 месяца назад +5

    The BBC - sowing grievance, division and resentment since 1922.

  • Dindu Nuffins
    Dindu Nuffins 3 месяца назад +3

    But when white people keep dreadlocks it's cultural appropriation..

  • senap ketchup
    senap ketchup 3 месяца назад +1

    now black people can do ballet good for them

  • lovejesus12012
    lovejesus12012 3 месяца назад


  • justanotherwhitegirl a
    justanotherwhitegirl a 3 месяца назад

    White people be crazy in the comments below. Just warning you all ahead of time.

  • Comic Book Guy
    Comic Book Guy 3 месяца назад +7

    Ballet is European culture... No blacks appropriating our culture, thanks.
    Sorry, I don't make the rules!

    • Sofia Bravo
      Sofia Bravo 2 месяца назад

      witch, please and will still twerk and do it better.

    • Comic Book Guy
      Comic Book Guy 3 месяца назад +3

      +witch, please Don't talk to us about genetics, that's our science.
      Funny how you lot depend on the "inferior" for every convenience you have.
      Without us you wouldn't have so much as light bulb or even a bicycle, or any of the many things we created which you depend on.

    • witch, please
      witch, please 3 месяца назад

      We'll still do ballet and do it better than your genetically inferior kind does. Get over it.

    • Comic Book Guy
      Comic Book Guy 3 месяца назад +3

      +Tee M That's the theory of cultural appropriation. In practice-- how it is often applied to whites-- the mere act of using something which didn't originate from whites culture, no matter what the intent is, results in accusations of cultural appropriation.
      There was this white man who went on one of those big talent shows in the US. His talent was his masterful playing of a very old, traditional Chinese string instrument. After his performance was aired there was quite a fuss made on social media: "whitey stealing others' culture, again!" was the general theme. Sentiment like that is common whenever a white person is witnessed using or partaking in others' culture...
      Two white women owned and ran a taco van. They were shut-down by "cultural appropriation" outrage. But when the (ballet) shoe is on the other foot, it's "inclusion" and "diversity" and "expression".

    • Tee M
      Tee M 3 месяца назад

      Comic Book Guy cultural appropriation is not appreciating another's culture and using it in the wrong way, I don't see these girls doing that in anyway and even they said it's a way for them to express themselves

  • Susan Diane Howell
    Susan Diane Howell 3 месяца назад

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn...and a time to dance;”
    - Ecclesiastes 3:4

    • quiflington
      quiflington 3 месяца назад

      Is there a time to be gay? Cause I'm waiting for that time to roll around.

  • killroy
    killroy 3 месяца назад +1

    Wow this is racist

  • Neighborhood Nationalist
    Neighborhood Nationalist 3 месяца назад +6

    Literally only here to downvote.

  • rokmole
    rokmole 3 месяца назад +1

    bbc hates white males sexist and rasisit left wing diversity filth

  • Shweta Saila
    Shweta Saila 3 месяца назад +1

    Why give a fuck abt shoe color? Art is imp not the shoe color. 😒

  • OnDasherOnDancer
    OnDasherOnDancer 3 месяца назад

    The point of having shoes that match the color of your skin is to visually lengthen the line of your legs. In ballet long, lean lines are part of the aesthetic. A lot of contemporary ballets have bare legs and if you have darker legs, darker pointe shoes prevent the distraction of pale pink “ends” on your legs. They have various colors of skin tones in leotards and tights now, why not pointe shoes? It has less to do with the race issue and more to do with the architecture of bodies moving in space. Yes, pink tights and pink pointe shoes are the common denominator in classical ballet, but more companies are moving into modern music, modern choreography and the “tutu” ballets are less common. They are also screamingly expensive to mount and produce. Open the door to the future and walk through it.

  • RM Smith
    RM Smith 3 месяца назад +2

    I think the brown ones are beautiful!

  • tltinatl
    tltinatl 3 месяца назад

    If you don't understand the significance of something, that doesn't mean that it's trivial. If you can't understand why something is meaningful, don't assume that it's meaningless. If you don't get it, maybe it's not for you or about you.

  • witch, please
    witch, please 3 месяца назад

    Comments must be from White Americans, Brits aren't usually as racist.

  • witch, please
    witch, please 3 месяца назад

    Black Girl Excellence ✊🏿👸🏿

  • dan mitchell
    dan mitchell 3 месяца назад +1

    tick tock,tick tock time running short for satanic paedophiles and paedophile protectors,must shift attention towards race baiting to divide the people more,the pain and anguish you cause apon going to be tenfold all the wars,death and destruction you have caused? and for what? so you can carry on telling us how to think how to speak how to act....what have you ever done for us? except take more and more

  • StealthyMonk
    StealthyMonk 3 месяца назад +1

    BBC love to point out the minute differences between races - keep reminding people of the differences and thus divided - it's the BBC's owner's bread and butter. Understanding this is key to disarming these propagandists. Do not fund this corporation.

  • MAN vs TECH
    MAN vs TECH 3 месяца назад +5

    Specifically made for black people
    That is called RACISM
    when do learn

    MOON MAN 3 месяца назад +1

    Why do people make all about race? And those dudes are gay, plus one of them have boobs

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel 3 месяца назад

    Modding? i'm pretty sure this channel had more dislikes than likes until not long ago, well it wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

  • The Amazing Channel
    The Amazing Channel 3 месяца назад +4

    I never knew how racist and oppresive ballet shoes were.... until now.

    • Hamguy Bacon
      Hamguy Bacon 3 месяца назад

      glad you have come to the light, remember to use the phrase people of color, we must bring back jim crow.

  • Alignment Six Trading
    Alignment Six Trading 3 месяца назад +1

    I would think ballet shoes comes in a variety of colours based on the entire outfit rather than skin tone.

  • Susan Pepper
    Susan Pepper 3 месяца назад +1

    The brown shoes will definately be easier to hide dirt than the pink ones

  • Malcom Canning
    Malcom Canning 3 месяца назад +1

    good ole bbc reporting on rasism.

  • Kianglek Tan
    Kianglek Tan 3 месяца назад +1

    Should "Orientals" get "yellowish" shoes?

    • quiflington
      quiflington 3 месяца назад

      _Whoa! Look out, baby!_

  • Kenny B
    Kenny B 3 месяца назад +5

    Cultural appropriation?

  • Huckleberry Fickle-Tickle-My-Fingold
    Huckleberry Fickle-Tickle-My-Fingold 3 месяца назад +5

    The Ballet Black company she works for claims to be all for diversity, yet has no white dancers, only black and asian.
    How can that be diversity?
    What about a sprinkling of whiteys, or is that a problem for you?

  • Miriam Gargoyles
    Miriam Gargoyles 3 месяца назад +1

    More left-wing bigotry.

  • Péter Kiss
    Péter Kiss 3 месяца назад +4

    BBC promotes white genocide.

  • Lilly Kelly
    Lilly Kelly 3 месяца назад +2

    As the mum of a professional ballet dancer -
    I cannot believe that this really
    Simple this has taken so long for someone to work out 🙄 ! You are inspirational women. Congratulations for your extraordinary idea and seeing it through. 💖

  • Gifty Agyekum
    Gifty Agyekum 3 месяца назад

    In my perspective ballet is a kind of dance that I really like, the dresses and shoes the dancers wear are so beautifully made.. I think those who dances are entitle to wear any type of shoes whether black or white. Ballet shoes are colourful and beautiful

  • ScorpionSensualTouch
    ScorpionSensualTouch 3 месяца назад +1

    I can see if variety colors was for a choice, not for fuckin' race. Damn, every day now something stupid created, done or said divides us. Miss me with this shit.

  • Libertarian
    Libertarian 3 месяца назад +1

    BBC, unwatchable black biased crap.

  • Indieanna jones
    Indieanna jones 3 месяца назад +1

    lol no shoe makes the skin color

    MrCHINBAG 3 месяца назад +2

    Another made up story, by the BBC

  • Googl Selzmiyinfo
    Googl Selzmiyinfo 3 месяца назад +2

    The comments are hilarious. Pale racists getting butt hurt over ballet: priceless.

    • Em E.
      Em E. 3 месяца назад +2

      😊 I'm LMAO.

  • Friedrich Marx
    Friedrich Marx 3 месяца назад +3

    This sad AF, shoe colour is news.

  • buttgoo magoo
    buttgoo magoo 3 месяца назад +2

    Rascist group of ballerinas promoting a rascist shoe..disgusting

  • JuxDeLux
    JuxDeLux 3 месяца назад

    im buying some...i dont dance...or anything near. I work in a office and am a certified CenAm/AA woman. it going down

  • Pepe TheFrog
    Pepe TheFrog 3 месяца назад +1

    Perfect for the Nutcracka

  • Manu
    Manu 3 месяца назад +4

    Wow that's so nice, talented and gorgeous. We need more of this stories

  • Martin Shkreli
    Martin Shkreli 3 месяца назад +1


  • Nick Ong
    Nick Ong 3 месяца назад +8

    Really? This is news? How about something positive like 10 reason why Israel government should stop massacre people or was Hitler was reich all along?
    Now, where's my popcorn?

  • Tim pierce
    Tim pierce 3 месяца назад +1

    Lol camt have white ones that is racists man this world is fucked

  • Claudia Claudia
    Claudia Claudia 3 месяца назад

    Real talk,,,,,,Black people do everything better.....respect

  • Samuel Davidson
    Samuel Davidson 3 месяца назад +3

    Wow that's ugly. It's disgusting how other cultures try to steal beautiful European culture but scream and murder when Europeans want a slice of other cultures. Imagine a ballet school that only accepted students of northern European ethnicity? The hypocrites would have a meltdown and riot in the streets!!!

  • Danny Richie
    Danny Richie 3 месяца назад

    Thats pretty gay

  • Letty Lunasical
    Letty Lunasical 3 месяца назад

    Lol, some white people are so insecure that non-white people simply having a ballet shoe to match their skin colour is enough to have them in a wild rage. Who are the real snowflakes here?

  • Mico Berta
    Mico Berta 3 месяца назад

    nothing wrong with a ritual and/or a tradition, in spite of messiness.

  • Nancy Mesek
    Nancy Mesek 3 месяца назад

    Wow! Beautiful.