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In this visceral take on the extreme technical and physical challenge required of ballet dancers performing en pointe, ballerina Amélie Segarra takes to the top of a grand piano in a pair of ballet shoes augmented with giant kitchen knives.

Directed by Javier Pérez who sez:

The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.

If the look of it doesn’t freak you out, the sound will.