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knee

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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McKneely, Joey (1965– )

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 181 words.

(1965– ).

Stage choreographer. A recent yet impressive choreographer, he has widely varied credits. McKneely was born in

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Exercises Bending the Knee and Lifting the Foot from the Floor

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai.

in Balanchine the Teacher

October 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 4271 words.

This chapter describes exercises bending the knee and lifting the foot from the floor. It covers cou-de-pied, pas de cheval, battement frappé, battement frappé battue, ballonné and frappé,...

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Pennington, Ann (1893–1971)

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 206 words.

(1893–1971).

Stage and film performer. A flashy, dimpled-kneed dancer who stood just under five feet tall, she

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Attitude

Robert Greskovic.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 629 words.

The ballet position in which the working leg is raised and bent approximately ninety degrees at the knee is known

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Plié

Sandra Noll Hammond.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 1329 words.

A bend of the knees, the plié is used as an exercise and as a fundamental movement for most ballet

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attitude

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 79 words.

Position in which the dancer stands on one leg with the other lifted in front or behind with the knee

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plié

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 72 words.

[Fr., bent]

Bending of the knee. In classical ballet the term most commonly refers to a slow bending of both

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piqué

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 19 words.

In classical ballet, a step which is taken directly on to pointe and without first bending the knee.

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posé

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 24 words.

In ballet, stepping onto the full or half point with a straight knee. The transfer of weight can be done

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attitude

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

Position in which the dancer stands on one leg with the other lifted in front or behind with the knee bent. Russian dancers generally hold the raised foot higher than the knee, so allowing...

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