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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Technical Tuesday Temps de Poisson

Technical Tuesday Temps de Poisson

Temps de poisson means “fish movement”, because the dancer’s body curves into a fish-like shape at the top of the jump. It is sometimes called sissone soubresaut. If, in the air, the dancer’s legs, instead of being straight are bent into attitude, the step is called temps de l’ange.

Like a regular sissone, the dancer takes off from fifth position, pushing from both feet. From an initial staright position in the air, she then arcs the body into the fish-like curve before landing – like a standard sissone – on one foot.

Then there is the “fish dive”, a partnering step, which we will discuss on another day.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #15qq:  
“Temps de poisson means “fish movement”.

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