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[Fr., bent]

Bending of the knee. In classical ballet the term most commonly refers to a slow bending of both legs, knees turned out to the side at a right angle to the front of the body, heels on the floor. It is the fundamental movement of the daily ballet class, used to warm the muscles and tendons during exercises at the barre before proceeding into the centre of the studio.

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