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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sensational Statute Saturday

Sensational Statute Saturday

Here we go again! Another Ballet Statute! This one is related to Ballet Statute #18: http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2014/05/fun-friday-statute.htmland and Ballet Statute #26: http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2014/11/super-saturday-statute-floppy.html, but this one is unique. Today’s Statute: “There is no thudding in ballet”. 

The definition of “thud” is: “a dull, heavy sound, such as that made by an object falling to the ground.” Well! Obviously no dancer wants to be classified as an “object”, and no dancer wants to entertain the notion of “falling to the ground” (although it can and does happen occasionally). Therefore we have Statute #32, the rule against thudding. 

We prevent thudding by: 1. Not falling to the ground, 2. Maintaining a constant lift in the posture (resistance to gravity), and 3. Rolling through the feet whenever landing.

There you have it. No more thudding.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Statute #32:  
“There is no thudding in ballet.”

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