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Monday, April 30, 2018

Marvelous Monday Soubresaut

Marvelous Monday Soubresaut

Today is the 80th anniversary of the first appearance (in Porky’s Hare Hunt) of what evolved into that famous cartoon character, Bugs Bunny. He was originally called “Happy Rabbit”. This made me think about the ballet step called soubresaut, that closely resembles a bunny hop.

The word “soubresaut” means quick spring. A soubresaut does just that as the dancer performs a jump that begins in fifth position and ends in fifth position with a traveling movement in between (usually diagonally forward). Sometimes male dancers do a soubresaut as a preparation for a double tour en l’air.

A soubresaut is one of the first jumps a student learns, since there is no change of the legs in the air or on the ground.

Happy Birthday, Bugs Bunny!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15lll:
“Soubresaut means ‘quick spring’”.

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“Well, what did you expect in an opera? A happy ending?”
 Bugs Bunny

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