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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wacky Wednesday Drone

Wacky Wednesday Drone

Those new drones are pretty interesting things. They allow a bird’s eye view of many things, providing a perspective that may not have been seen before.

It made me think of cambrés and how they allow a dancer a permitted glimpse of their feet in fifth position. A drone’s eye view, if you will. Since dance technique prohibits looking down directly at the feet, this is a special thing.

This brief moment, before the dancer “kisses their knee”, gives them a chance to make sure the fifth position is correct – with no rolling on the arches, or clenched toes, etc. A drone moment.
From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #22e  
Think of a cambré (port de bra forward) as a drone’s eye view to check the placement and turn-out of fifth position.”

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