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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Spring

Wacky Wednesday Spring

Another accoutrement from The Cruel School of Ballet is the spring-loaded trap door. This door opens upward, as opposed to dropping downward like most traditional trap doors. It is on a strong spring and if the dancer standing on it doesn’t send enough energy downward to keep the trap door closed, it will spring open violently and throw the dancer out into space. Scary.

These trap doors exist all over the dance classroom, at the barre and in the center. They are unavoidable. To keep these trap doors closed, the dancer’s downward flow of energy must be constant and strong. One glitch and whoosh! Into space!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #22w:  
“Send energy downward to prevent the spring-loaded trap door from opening.

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“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”
Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle

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