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[Fr., half]

Designates any movement or position executed in half measure, e.g. a demi-plié in which the legs are not bent as fully as they can be, or a demi-retiré where the pointed foot crosses the supporting leg at calf rather than knee height. Demi-caractère is a type of dancer or style of dancing in which academic technique is coloured by a more dramatic or comic element of character.

Subjects: Dance.


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