Whoa: Ballerina Dances En Pointe In Knife-Toed Shoes

August 29, 2013


This is a video of ballerina Amélie Ségarra destroying a piano by dancing on top of it in knife-toed ballerina shoes. Although it's a lot less what you'd think of as dancing and a lot more what you'd think of as angry stabbing and screaming. I'm no therapist, but I sensed some real anger inside her. Say, anybody want to film me dancing on the roof of my neighbor's car with sledgehammer shoes? I'm being serious, he's already out of town for the holiday weekend and I really hate him. When he comes back we'll tell him there was a hail storm. No -- a RIOT. "Then we should probably torch his house too to make it more believable." You really are my best friend, you know that?

Hit the jump for the video, and please, try to keep comments about being able to see her nipples, etc. to a minimum -- this is a family restaurant. Like Hooters, but with man-junk staring at you everywhere you turn.

Thanks to Lizzy, who told me she can do the same thing but with meat cleavers and gets paid 2x what a regular butcher does because she's efficient. Now that -- that's some mental imagery I could have lived without.

  • Malcolm Fried

    Anybody stop to think about this being an allegory for the trials and tribulations one goes through to perfect this type of dance. I knew people who practiced when they were younger and they would describe it as feeling like they were being stabbed in the toes. I see this as a filmographer who was able to capture the essence of someone who spent (either willingly or otherwise) entire years of their life trying to perfect this art only to end up hating everything about it.

  • John Franco

    I expected more... idk, I like the idea a lot, just the execution was a bit lacking

  • Emma Wortman

    I find it beautiful.

  • Olivia Heartelly

    Ballerina with a circus kind of taste! Hmm... On some point she is kind of impressive and the idea is somewhat kind of radical but I felt bad for that piano... Well, everyone can define this by their own like some artist do, it seems like she’s frustrated or screaming that this is too much to handle… She could do it in much traditional and safer way if that’s the case…

  • Call me when she can do the Flashdance routine and I'll be impressed.

  • Lu Cho

    fuck rich people, wasting stuff. we need a second french revolution

  • Taurus Lass

    a lot of negative comments on here.
    This isn't to my tastes either, and yes maybe the execution of the idea and video editing could have been better. Maybe she was holding on to or being held up by something, maybe not. More impressive if not, but either way I don't think it effects the statement this video is making.
    As an art piece/expression of an idea/thought/feeling ect. I think it's interesting. I certainly got a sense of her pain, anger and frustration. I've always wondered why anyone would actually want to do that to themselves. Why anyone would want to be a ballerina if it's so painful. Bleeding toes, ect.

  • CheriDunston

    I don't even know how to respond to that...

  • RexScarlet

    Editing. Only three full body shots, all the rest either feet or upper torso with no feet, could have been holding on to a bar for feet shots, and not wearing any shoes for upper torso shot, Tosh.0 will re create it in a second.

  • Austin Harsh

    THIS is why we can't have nice things...

  • NotGoodEnough?

    I C Nips!

    That minimal enough for you?

  • Farg Barkle

    Cameltoe was ok too

  • CaptainGuntu

    Should be combined with human centipede somehow ....

  • the antagonist

    She'd make a great Silent Hill villian.

  • Alexander0178

    I love it!

  • 18wheelsofawesome

    This has some weird mixture of bioshock from the visual perspective and the music makes you feel like you're playing zombie nazis.

    Creep-y and unenjoyable.

  • xoger

    I like art as much as the next man, but I really don't know what they were going for here

  • Major Lee Gassole

    Amélie Ségarra, what you've just done is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever seen. At no point in your rambling, incoherent performance were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational routine. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having watched it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Okay, a simple "boo" would've done just fine.

  • Vladeon

    Thumbs up for a Billy Madison reference, which will likely go over most people's heads.

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