Everyone knows, pointe shoes are made of wood. And that the dancers are constantly in pain. Not to mention the fact that classical ballet is boring because there's just too little action. But that's not all. Today, only Russians get accepted into The Ballet Academy. And you will never catch a show at the Bolshoi Theatre, because It’s impossible to get tickets.
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