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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Terminology Tuesday Taqueté

Terminology Tuesday Taqueté

A term I seldom hear is taqueté (tak-TAY). The word means pegged, and is used to describe a series of movements, usually on pointe, that utilize sharp, quick actions of the feet.

I have, however, often heard what I believe is a coloquial version of this word when a choreographer says “tak-tak-tak” when encouraging a dancer to move sharply. Is this an onomatopoeia? (According to Merriam-Webster: “the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (such as buzz, hiss); also a word formed by onomatopoeia”.)

Whatever, the word taqueté or the onomatopoeiaic tak-tak-tak means “move quickly and sharply”.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #30b:
Taqueté (tak-TAY) means pegged.”

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