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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wacky Wednesday On and Off

Wacky Wednesday On and Off

By now everyone knows Ballet Secret #2b: “A plié is a movement, not a position”.  See previous blog here:  http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-plie-is-movement.html

Today I’m expanding this idea. Since a correctly executed plié never stops, it can be imagined as something that is turned on – like light switch – and then continues to move, burn, light, etc. until the switch is turned off.  A light that flickers indicates that a problem exists somewhere in the bulb or the wiring, and a plié that stops, pauses or (gasp!) flickers indicates a problem too.

Therefore, imagine a Plié Switch (you can put it anywhere) is always turned on when the plié begins and doesn’t get turned off until the plié is over and the next movement well established.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #2s:  
“Imagine that every plié has an on and off switch.”

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“The way you really find out about the performer's seriousness about the cause is how long they stay with it when the spotlight gets turned off.”
-          Robert Redford

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