Valiant Ballerina Dances on Razor-Sharp Kitchen Knives

Watch as this ballerina dances, twirls and plie’s around on stage with a pair of sharp kitchen knives attached to her slippers.

This video performance, captured by Javier Perez, gives you a front row seat to the ballerina’s strive for perfection, while enduring exhaustion and sacrifice to maintain her balance.


On Vimeo, Pérez explains his vision for En Punta:

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.