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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Super Saturday Statute

Super Saturday Statute

In any movement, in any pose, there is always an equal and opposite energy flow.  This is Statute #26.  This energy may be, and often is, in more than one direction.  This can be a difficult concept for students.  What is energy?  What does it mean and how does it feel?

I believe it is best described as a reaching sensation, or a stretching outward feeling.  The first two directions that are introduced are when the dancer is simply standing with correct posture.  There is a lifting away from gravity with a corresponding sensation of sending energy (like a laser beam) down through the floor and beyond.

Yes, it is a mental thing as well as a physical one.  To get a feel for (no pun intended) this energy flow, imagine reaching for something just barely out of reach.  That extra lengthening is close to the feeling of sending energy outward.  The trick is to create this sensation without using too much tension (i.e. too much energy).  Again, I have found the image of a laser beam to be very effective.

With practice, this equal and opposite energy will become second nature.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Statue #26:  
“There is always an equal and opposite energy flow.”

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