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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Terminology Tuesday Fini Piqué

Terminology Tuesday Fini Piqué

A grand battement fini piqué is a term of the French school, and it means a grand battement that lands, not in fifth, but in a pointe tendu position. The leg then lifts into another battement before finally closing in fifth.

This is a tricky manuever, since there is a tendency for the foot to come crashing down (and there is no crashing in ballet) causing the foot to squash (there is also no squashing in ballet). When this occurs, there is no controlled landing in a lovely tendu position. Whew!

This step is also called grand battement jeté pointé.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #12h:
 “A grand battement  fini piqué  is a grand battement that lands  in pointe tendu.”

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