Guest Medora Posted April 8, 2003 Report Share Posted April 8, 2003 Hello everyone. I have a question about arms. I am trying to make my port te bras more beautiful. I am having trouble saying what I want to achieve, so please just bear with me. I want my arms to gain that "mature look," to have freedom of movement, to be loose, but for them to look beautiful. Well I am sure as dancers you know what I am talking about, those "mature" port te bras that professionals have. I have been told that the arms are soft and never stop moving. Well it depends on the dance I guess, that wouldn't be the case for Don Quixote, but I am trying to achieve soft beautiful arms. The problem is that my arms look stringy, gangly, not beautiful, do you know what I mean? I am working in front of a mirror on butterfly arms. Bringing the arm up is good, but its bringing it back down that is the problem. I watch every video of professionals I can get my hands on and am trying to imitate them, as well as pictures, and I imitate my teacher. They all seem to have this quality about them. My teacher says I need to develop a "style." I agree. I know that there is no magic answer except lots of practice, but any suggestions on making my arms look nice? It's really hard for me because a lot of times they either look too soft and weak, or when I staighten them they go hyperextended, and that doesn't look very nice! Quote Link to comment
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