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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday and Floating Pelvis

Wonderful Wednesday and Floating Pelvis
One thing dancers should think about is something that sounds like a fancy dessert.  They need to imagine that they have a “floating pelvis”.  One that levitates slightly above their legs.  It is all too easy to have a “sinking pelvis”, one that rests heavily on top of the legs.  Not good.
This floating pelvis sensation involves the famous pulling up sensation – always from the top of the head and not from the chest.  A floating pelvis allows all the ligaments, tendons and muscles room to stretch and thus be fully effective.  It also prevents a “squashed” spine, and as we know, there is no squashing in ballet.  

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1u 
“Imagine the pelvis floating above the legs.”


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“Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.”
-Joseph Henry


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