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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Super Saturday Recipe

Super Saturday Recipe

Ballet steps are like recipes.  That’s right, recipes.  All the right ingredients must be there, in the proper proportions, in the correct order, and all blended together with an artistic hand.  A recipe worthy of the finest chef in the finest restaurant.

For example, take that coveted series of steps known as 32 fouettés.  Here is the recipe:  the ability to relevé on one leg thirty-two times without fatigue or deviation;  add the ability to go from retiré to développé devant accurately, and from there carry the leg to à la seconde and return to retiré thirty-two times accurately; the ability to spot and focus effectively and without deviation thirty-two times.  Add a consistent and accurate port de bras.  Blend all ingredients together and practice frequently.  (This recipe doesn’t even address the smaller elements such as good posture, proper use of the feet, control of the abdominals and the back, etc.)

You get the idea.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #7hh:  
“Many steps are like a recipe:  all the right ingredients must be there.”

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