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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wacky Wednesday Stick

Wacky Wednesday Stick

Yesterday I talked about the term brisé télémaque. Today I’m presenting a hint to help with brisés.

The position of the upper body is important! There is a specific posture associated with brisés (see above photo), and it involves the upper body leaning slightly forward (created by a contraction in the abdominals) so in the air the dancer appears bent (“broken” see previous blogs). The arms are also critical.

There is a tendency for the arms to “help” the beats by moving back and forth and losing the correct positioning that has an angle from the back arm (up) and the curved (in front of the ribs).

Imagine a stick (any sturdy kind will do), connecting the back hand to the front hand. This will help prevent any excess, unnecessary movements that will negatively affect the brisés.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15vvv:
“Imagine a stick connecting the two arms in brisé.”

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“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
― Ariana Dancu

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