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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wacky Wednesday Calligraphy D

Wacky Wednesday Calligraphy D

A rond de jambe par terre, (or rond de jambe on the ground as opposed to in the air), is a fun step. When executed correctly a giant letter D is “drawn” on the floor.

But it gets better. It draws a calligraphy letter D because the first straight stroke of the D is wide - since the whole foot moves through first position – and the half circle part is done with the toes making that part narrow. Just like a letter D drawn by a calligrapher.

You can try this yourself by doing rond de jambes on the beach. You’ll see the giant calligraphy D beautifully rendered in sand.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #11r:
“A rond de jambe inscribes a calligraphy letter D on the floor.”

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“Just as writing can become calligraphy when it’s creatively, skillfully, and consciously performed, so can all other activities become art. In this case, we are reflecting upon life itself as an artistic statement—the art of living.”
― H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

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