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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wacky Wednesday Hip Eyes

Wacky Wednesday Hip Eyes

Some time ago I talked about how the hip bones can be imagined as having headlights, and these headlights must always stay focused “on the road”. Today let’s take this a step further.

Imagine that the hips have eyes. If this is the case then they will “see”. Think about what is being seen by the hip eyes. Is it the floor? Not good, especially in things like rond de jambes and any time the working foot is in the back. If the hip eyes are focused on the floor it means that the pelvis is tipping and we all know that there is no tipping, tilting or tucking in ballet.

There is seldom (if ever), a time when the hip eyes should be looking at the floor, unless you are lying on your stomach, on the floor – as would happen during  stretching or floor barre.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #:7nn
“Imagine eyes on your hip bones.”

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“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”
John Lubbock, The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live in

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