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Friday, November 30, 2018

Fun Friday Peek-A-Boo

Fun Friday Peek-A-Boo

A small problem that can cause bigger problems is playing peek-a-boo with the arms. In other words, creating movements with the port de bras that hide the face instead of presenting it.

One frequent place this occurs is in a cambré back. The arms need to precede the head – as if the arms are a “pillow” for the head. This way the dancer’s face and expressions are framed and clearly seen, allowing a beautiful line.

Peek-a-boo happens in big jumps too. Often because of the force of the jump, the arms fly too high and end up in front of the dancer’s face.

Beware of playing peek-a-boo and always make sure the audience can see your radiant expressions!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #6hhh:
Avoid playing peek-a-boo with your arms.”

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“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”
― Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

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