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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Retombé

Terminology Tuesday Retombé

A term of the French school as well as the Cecchetti method of training is retombé [ruh-tawn-BAY]. It means falling back or returning to the original position.

I’ve usually heard it used in conjunction with sissonne – sissonne retombé (Cecchetti) – which is the same step as sissonne doublée. Sissone doublée is a compound step that includes not only sissonne, but also adds a coupé and an assemblé. See my previous blog here: http://balletwebb.blogspot.com/2018/05/wild-wednesday-sissonne-variations.html

Isn’t ballet fun?!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #72:
“Retombé means falling back.”

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Quote of the Day:
“Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.”
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

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