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Monday, February 18, 2019

Mad Monday Short

Mad Monday Short

That’s right. There’s no place for short in ballet. I’m not talking about height, I’m talking about ballet technique.

Nothing should be short. No short alignment: there’s always a minimum of two directions of energy and one of them is up. There are no short legs or arms since there is always energy outward through the extremities.

Then there’s movement itself. There are no short steps. Always travel, reach out, use the space. Long, tall steps. No short, hesitant ones.

In other words, everything is always growing – outward and upward. Nothing is short in ballet except perhaps the variation of the four little swans.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #21rr:
“There is no ‘short’ in ballet.”

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