Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers
  • Announcements

    • Helene

      2018 Joint Fundraiser for Ballet Talk for Dancers and Ballet Alert!   02/03/2018

      We have launched our 2018 Fundraiser.  To donate, please see the instructions on our home page for checks (US dollars only) and credit card donations via PayPal.  We close the fundraiser as soon as we raise enough to sustain us for the next year, and we thank you for your support!

Attitude derrière

Recommended Posts


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?

Share this post

Link to post

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.

Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.