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Friday, February 26, 2016

Fun Friday Scenic

Fun Friday Scenic

Consider the scenic route. You know, those beautiful hikes or drives that wind through a spectacular landscape and often end at an amazing view. You linger on these trips, you don’t speed through. There are times in ballet technique when you do the same.

The first one that comes to mind is a promenade, designed to show off all sides of a balletic position. Another one is penchée – too often dancers rush to get to the bottom and lose the lovely, slow unfolding of the final pose (6 o’clock, maybe).

Then there is developpé. Again, a large part of the beauty in this step is created by the lyrical unfolding of the position, gradually revealing the dancer’s gorgeous extension.

It’s like so many things in the arts – from books, to music, to dance - a slow building (taking the scenic route) to a satisfying ending.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #22u:  
“Consider when to take the scenic route.”

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“The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.”
― James Hopwood Jeans

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