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Monday, February 10, 2020

Mad Monday Corkscrews

Mad Monday Corkscrews

A corkscrew is a useful prop for dance teachers. There are many things in ballet technique for which a corkscrew is a useful image – for better or worse. I’ve done previous blogs featuring corkscrews or similar items: http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/search?q=corkscrew

One place for a corkscrew image is turnout. You may remember Ballet Secret #3b:  “Turnout is constant. Both legs constantly rotate outward and upward, in opposite directions, like barbershop poles.” That is a moving corkscrew image.

The tight spiral of a corkscrew works for any turning movement, too. It illustrates how a turn must rotate within a small diameter otherwise it become wide and warped (gasp!). But a corkscrew can also serve as a negative image for turn preparations: don’t wind-up or corkscrew your body around prior to a pirouette.

I’m sure you can think of other examples.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #20ff:
“A corkscrew prop can be used to illustrate several concepts.”

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Quote of the Day:
“…It’s more like a corkscrew than a path.”
- Lewis Carroll

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