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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Technical Tuesday Renversé

Technical Tuesday Renversé

A renversé is a beautiful step, one that involves a developpé or grand battement followed by a grand rond de jambe. It can be a jump, or not. What makes it unique is the curving of the back and upper body as the leg comes to attitude derriere.  When viewed from above (imagine seagulls flying overhead and what they would see), the image of a circle is created when the attitude foot comes close to the dancer’s head as she arches to meet it.

The definition of a reversé is this: “To reverse, to move the leg in a circle with co-ordination of the body - either as a jump or on the floor.”

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #11g:  
A renversé creates the image of a circle involving the leg and back when viewed from above.”

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