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'Breaking Pointe': Ballet style 'can be whatever you need it to be'

The love for ballet usually starts early. Children either love the rhythms of dance class or they fall under the spell of a performance, where the costumes are as enticing as the dancers.Onstage, dancers appear magical: ballerinas in costumes that make them look as if they could float as they glide about on their toes, men who stay suspended as they leap into the air. Everyone seems to defy gravity.Those children who fall in love with ballet yearn to someday wear the costumes that look as if they came from fairy tales.David Heuvel, costume designer for Ballet West, the dance company featured on The CW's Monday series "Breaking Pointe," has been designing such costumes for years.The costume "can be whatever you need it to be as long it moves and breathes with the body," he tells Zap2it."I believe if a dancer is comfortable and loves the costume and appreciates the costume, that is 95 percent...


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