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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Umbrella

Wacky Wednesday Umbrella

Assemblés require that the legs assemble, and assemble in the air, as most dance students know. But it is difficult. Remember Ballet Secret #15d: “In an assemblé, to make sure the legs assemble in the air, imagine catching a fly between the ankles.” This is one image that helps get those legs to assemble.

Here is another one, and this one not only helps with the critical assembling, but also helps with the aerodynamics of a larger assemblé.

As the jump begins, imagine an umbrella closing. That’s right, an umbrella. Imagine how a closing umbrella catches air inside as it closes, enough so it wants to lift upwards. Voilä! A lift and a closing all in one- the perfect image for assemblés.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Secret #15vv:  
In an assemblé, imagine an umbrella closing.

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“An umbrella with many holes is better than no umbrella!”
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