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Monday, November 12, 2018

Mad Monday Swoosh

Mad Monday Swoosh

I’ve talked about arabesque and how the upper torso is actually in front of the supporting leg, not directly over it. When dancers try to get the shoulders to stay over the supporting leg, the position becomes tense and static. And dance is movement, after all.

Even posing or picture steps are never static. There is always a sense of movement, an alive-ness to everything. So think of arabesque as a swoosh – a Nike logo if you will. Feel the sense of movement in the position even when you are almost standing still.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #18s:
“Imagine arabesque as a swoosh.”

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“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
― Martha Graham

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