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Monday, November 30, 2015

Marvelous Monday Identity Crisis

Marvelous Monday Identity Crisis

Most of the time in ballet technique, the pelvis operates as part of the torso, not part of the legs. This may or may not be intuitive.

For example, in steps like tendues, dégagés, and particularly in rond de jambe à terre, the pelvis never moves with the legs. Never. It is lifted above the action, which allows the legs the freedom of movement necessary for all those steps.

This is true for almost everything, until the working leg goes above about 45 degrees (mostly in the back). I’ve blogged before about how there is a slight, permissible tilt in the pelvis which allows for high extension. Watch any video of an accomplished ballet dancer and pay special attention to the placement of the pelvis.

For the most part, the pelvis must maintain its own identity and not try to become part of the legs.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #1tt:  
Most of the time, the pelvis operates as part of the torso, not part of the legs.”

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