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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Plané

Terminology Tuesday Plané

In ballet, the word plané [pla-NAY] means soaring. It is usually used in conjunction with steps like temps de poisson or any jump in which the dancer tries to “pause in the air”.

The literal definition from https://www.interglot.com/diPlan%C3%A9ctionary/fr/en/translate/plan%C3%A9, states that plané means “flattened out, leveled off”. One can see the similarity to how it is used in ballet.

The term is easy to remember because it sounds like the familiar noun plane – an airliner that stays (one hopes) in the air.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #70:
“Plané means soaring.”

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“Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff?”
― Steven Wright

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