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Friday, April 10, 2020

Fun Friday Stick

Fun Friday Stick

Today’s quote made me think of many things. One of which is the word “stick”. How many places in ballet do we use this concept? Lots.

We stick a landing in a jump; we stick a passé to the knee in a pirouette to prevent the dreaded floating passé; we stick (or slick) our hair back to prevent wispies; we stick multiple hairpins in our buns; we stick to beginning and ending everything in a good fifth position…and on and on.

And, as the quote below reminds us, we have the stick-to-it mindset that allows us to dance in the first place.

Stick, it turns out (no pun intended), is a pretty important thing in ballet.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Ballet Secret #21fff:
“There are many instances in dance of the word ‘stick’.”

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Quote of the Day:
“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”
― Merce Cunningham

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