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Friday, July 29, 2016

Fun Friday Sharp

Fun Friday Sharp

Is there anything worse than a sluggish dégagé?  Maybe a sluggish grand battement? Hmmm. Since dégagés occur early in class, they sometimes do succumb to the sluggish category, and this is to be avoided at all costs.

Remember those infomercials for Ginsu knives that demonstrated how swiftly and efficiently the knives sliced through things like tomatoes? That’s how to think about dégagés. Like a Ginsu knife. Dégagés should slice just that swiftly and sharply through the air, cutting a clean path.

You can even imagine the swooshing, whooshing sound that would be created with this action.
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #4s:  
Imagine dégagés slicing through the air those sharp Ginsu knives seen on infomercials.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“Being smart as a whip includes knowing when not to crack it.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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