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Friday, May 29, 2015

Fun Friday Grapes

Fun Friday Grapes

I’ve blogged several times about the hands and how to shape them correctly. Here are a few:  Like holding a baby bird in fifth en bas; like doing hand modeling; and the ever popular sending-energy-through-the-fingers, etc.

Yet there are still problems. Sigh. One of the most common is allowing the fingers to droop as though the energy is blocked at the wrists, and it stops there, never reaching the fingers. This makes the hand look like a bunch of grapes hanging on the vine. This is wonderful for grapes but bad for dancers.

No grape shapes. Not ever. Use one of the aforementioned images to help extend the fingers, or imagine putting on a pair of gloves (another image from a previous blog).

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #6aa:  
Never allow the hands to look like a drooping bunch of grapes.”

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“People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach.”
Marguerite de Navarre

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