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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Flow

Saturday Flow

Dancers are always reminded of Ballet Secret #1a:  Energy must flow out in all directions.  That’s great, but sometimes the energy overflows!  In other words, so much energy (sometimes tension) is sent outward that it distorts the correct shape of the arms or the legs.  

This is especially true for the arms.  If the energy is too extreme, the arms with straighten and the elbows lock, ruining the proper position.  So it is important to think of the arms and legs as a conduit, or a pipeline – and the energy always flows in the shape of that pipeline, just as water conforms to the shape of a hose.

This is also related to Ballet Secret #1k:

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #1ff:  
“Remember that the energy flow (Secret 1a) must follow the shape of the arms and legs and not distort the correct shape.”

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