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#1 dansair

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:52 PM

I just love how “attitude derrière” looks. It is so balanced and harmonious. There’s nothing wrong there.

 

However, I just learned that "attitude" was incorporated into ballet not until the 19th century, by Carlo Blasis.

 

When "attitude" was introduced in ballet, was it any different from the version we have today?



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Posted 01 October 2016 - 05:00 AM

Blasis was supposedly inspired by the statue of Mercury by Giambologna.  Pictures of the statue are easily found if you search on line.  High extensions were not used in ballet then, so it probably did look very like the statue.




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