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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wild Wednesday Hip Ribbons

Wild Wednesday Hip Ribbons

 A penchée is a beautiful step, but one that dancers often have difficulty mastering. So much so that I knew one dance director who always included at least one in her auditions.

But take heart! Help is on the way. I’ve blogged about penchées before, so you can search and find other ideas besides today’s image. It is: Imagine wide ribbons, (like the ones used by aerial artists) tied around the hip area that then attach to the ceiling (with gentle upward pressure).

These ribbons help support the penchée, while keeping the pelvis in a single, stable place that doesn’t rock too far forward or back. 

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #11n:
Imagine the hips supported by wide ribbons tied to the ceiling during penchée.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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