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Friday, May 15, 2020

Fun Friday Equal Resistance

Fun Friday Equal Resistance

There are many times when the familiar concept of equal-and-opposite energy is used in partnering. In fact, it is critical for the success of any pas de deux.

Take a promenade for example. The male dancer exerts an upward pressure with his hand which is matched by a downward pressure from the ballerina. Without this equal resistance the promenade is doomed. This matched energy exists in many, many other areas of pas de deux work.

There is also this more ephemeral aspect as stated in this article  https://www.dancemagazine.com/partnering-tips-for-women-2490611351.html in Pointe magazine: “Hands touching are a unique mechanism sending for messages about balance between bodies.”

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Partnering Secret #27i:
“There is an equal and opposite energy between partners.”

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“Better to go alone than to be badly accompanied. - Madame Dariaux”
― Kathleen Tessaro, Elegance

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