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Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday and Ice Cream Cones

Monday and Ice Cream Cones
I’ve talked before about the movement of the foot in tendu.  How it never leaves the floor, and how it should go “through the foot” as it moves along the floor.   But since tendu is the second most important step in ballet, it is useful to have as many images related to it as possible.
One that works well is to imagine the floor as a giant ice cream cone, with the dancer standing on the top.  Imagine any flavor you like:  chocolate fudge, vanilla caramel, etc.  If the bottom of the foot had taste buds, like the tongue, then performing a tendu should be like licking the ice cream.
The foot should “slurp” along the floor (the ice cream), on the way in and on the way out.  Yummmm!
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #4d:
“A tendu should “slurp” along the floor like licking an ice cream cone.”

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Quote of the Day:

“My love for ice cream emerged at an early age - and has never left!”
-Ginger Rogers


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