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Friday, November 22, 2013

Fun Friday and Trap Doors

Fun Friday and Trap Doors
In the same category as yesterday’s post, I’m going to continue the discussion on resisting gravity, or pulling up.  Here is the Fun Friday thought:  What if a dancer doesn’t pull up and gravity takes over and a trap door opens and they are pulled down all the way below the ground?!  If that could actually happen, then pulling away from gravity would be a necessity – which it is anyway, to prevent slumping postures.  And slumping posture is something every dance teacher sees on a daily basis.
So pretend that pulling up is essential because otherwise the floor opens, and the dancer is propelled downward – perhaps for miles – into the “ballet dungeon”.  Only bread and water to eat, and who knows how dark it must be!   The ballet dungeon will be discussed more fully in a future post. 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1p:

“If there is no resistance to gravity, the trap door will open and the dancer will be sucked down below the floor into the ballet dungeon.”  

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“Falling down isn’t defeat.  Defeat is when you refuse to get up.”

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