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Monday, March 2, 2020

Mad Monday Red Zone

Mad Monday Red Zone

Everyone is probably familiar with a “red zone”. It is defined as “a red sector on a gauge or dial corresponding to conditions that exceed safety limits.” Or,a region that is dangerous or forbidden, or in which a particular activity is prohibited.”

In ballet, there is a port de bras red zone. This is an area that is forbidden (see definition #2 above). This red zone exists between the torso and the correct position of the arms in first (fifth en avant). Think of holding a beach ball – the ball encompasses the red zone.

If the arms stray into this zone, the port de bras becomes squashed and weak looking. Scary.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #6yyy:
“Remember to avoid the port de bras red zone.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
“You are Entering the Red Zone.
Proceed at Own Risk.
When in Doubt Run.”
― Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors

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