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Monday, July 15, 2019

Marvelous Monday Promenade

Marvelous Monday Promenade

I love promenades. They are essentially turns that are broken down to their basic essence. But steering a promenade can pose problems.

In addition to the movement in the supporting leg that propels the step, the upper body is equally important. It must be properly placed and not twist or dip. In an en dedans promenade think of leading with the working side’s rib cage. Often this area lags back (or crunches) and this is what causes the position to twist.

This energy in the rib cage works in opposition to the energy in the working leg. There’s that equal and opposite thing again!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #14fff:
“Think of leading with the working side rib cage for en dedans promenades.”
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― Martha Graham

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