dancepig Posted April 2, 2003 Report Share Posted April 2, 2003 I must have the shortest tendons on this planet. I even spoke with my mother about it and she said when I started walking, I did so on my toes, and never put my heels down (big clue here), then, as soon as possible (around the age of 16) I started wearing heels, and have not stopped. All of this has created very, very short tendons, which in turn disallows me to do a very deep demi-plié. In fact, my teacher is correcting me so often that I sometimes feel as though one of the other women in the class is going to start shouting at the teacher "okay, deeper plié, she knows, shes doing the deepest plié she can, she's working on it" (as in the scene in "Center Stage" where the student shouts at the teacher about the other student's turn-out). Anyway, all of this is becoming very frustrating. I work constantly on stretching my tendons, morning and night, but I don't seem to be getting very far with this. Does anyone have any good ideas as how to get a deeper demi-plié? Thank you! Quote Link to comment
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