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Monday, February 4, 2019

Mad Monday Opposite Travel

Mad Monday Opposite Travel

I have mentioned equal and opposite energy patterns often in this blog. Most of the time it has been in reference to posing or non-moving positions. But equal and opposite energy applies to everything!

Today’s video (see the Link of the Day below) shows how this energy should be used in traveling or connecting movements. It’s fun to add a prop to help dancers actually feel the pull of an opposite force.

Especially when there is a problem with a step or set of steps, it helps to consider where opposing energy should be applied. Often dancers aren’t using any, so there’s no opposite or balancing force, and that’s the root of the problem.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #33:
“Remember to apply energy in the opposite direction.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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