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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wild Wednesday Over Tuck

Wild Wednesday Over Tuck

I have blogged before about how the pelvis maintains a level and neutral position and it doesn’t “tuck under”. See http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2016/02/saturday-tuck-under-statute.html  and http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2014/03/fun-friday-no-tipping-tucking-or-tilting.html

The misconception about “tucking” comes about because when the legs are rotated correctly in the hip socket, the muscles in the seat “indent”, giving the illusion of the seat tucking under. But the pelvis doesn’t and shouldn’t.

Often students over tuck the pelvis when trying to increase their turn-out, particularly in an extension to à la seconde. They push the pelvis under to show more of the” inside” muscles and the bottom of the foot on the extended leg . This puts stress on the lower back.

The important thing is: use the rotation in the hip socket correctly, and keep the pelvis level and neutral.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #3u:  
“Beware of tucking the pelvis.”

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