here is the grishko site, which may help....<P>
<BR> <A HREF="http://www.grishko.com/ballerina.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.grishko.com/ballerina.jpg</A> <P>well, i never - they have 'relevé models', and 'elevé models'! what's the use of that, when everyone has to be able to do either or both at any time, as called on by the choreography?!?<P>afraid i don't have time to read about it now and find out for myself -look forward to doing so later!<P>relevé models:<P>"Accomodates Russian technique of "springing" onto pointe<BR> which develops a more elastic foot and teaches<BR> the concentration of balance of the body on one spot."<BR> <A HREF="http://www.grishko.com/releve.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.grishko.com/releve.html</A> <P>elevé models:<P>"Designed for "rolling through" demi-pointe, which is vital to lyrical adagios and<BR> enables control as you land a jump or piroutte. All Elevé Models are made quiter and<BR> lighter and feature our "super shank", which is pliable, resilient and durable."<P>-an irrelevant comment, i'm sure, but i'd have more confidence in their shoe, if their web designer was able to spell 'quiEter'!
<BR> <A HREF="http://www.grishko.com/eleve.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.grishko.com/eleve.html</A> <BR>