Chapter

Corrections That Recur

Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

in Balanchine the Teacher

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032528
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813046310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032528.003.0009
Corrections That Recur

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This chapter presents a list of corrections that recur in many of Balanchine's classes. Among these are that women should always keep their legs together on changement and entrechat quatre; on cabriole fouetté, from effacé front to first arabesque, remember to keep the back up on the landing, and plié softly with the knee over the toes of the supporting leg; on all arabesques, the head must be up; and on sissonnes, open both legs and hold the top of the jump.

Keywords: ballet; dance; George Balanchine; changement; entrechat quatre; cabriole fouetté; arabesque; sissonnes

Chapter.  737 words. 

Subjects: Dance

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