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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Tour de Reins

Terminology Tuesday Tour de Reins

“Tour de reins [toor duh ren] means ‘turn of the back’.”  This is a series of jeté en tournant and it is performed in a circle (en manège). You are probably familiar with it since it is often seen in male variations or in codas. When doing tour de reins, the dancer leans toward the center of the circle. See the Link of the Day below at 1:29.

It may be done in an attitude or arabesque and according to Gail Grant’s book: “The tempo has an unusual accent and the step actually become jeté-coupé instead of coupé-jeté. “

As an interesting side note, the word rein in French is often defined as kidney https://m.interglot.com/fr/en/rein.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #59:
“Tour de reins means ‘turn of the back’.”

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