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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Terrific Tuesday and A Sticky Situation

Terrific Tuesday and A Sticky Situation
There are many images to describe the way a dancer moves through space, and/ or how a dancer moves their limbs in space.  Beginning dancers move as though there is no resistance in the air, and their arms and legs appear limp or heavy.
It can be tricky to get the right balance of resistance and fluidity.  To help with this, imagine that the arms and legs always move through honey.  Honey is thick enough to create resistance, but thin enough to allow a fluid passage from one position to the next.
Another often-used idea is to imagine moving through water, but I like the honey image because of its thicker, richer quality.  Use whichever one works best for you. 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #7o 
“To move fluidly, imagine moving though honey.”

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Quote of the Day:

“Art is the stored honey of the human soul…”
-Theodore Dreiser


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