Jaana Heino Posted June 4, 2003 Report Share Posted June 4, 2003 Yesterday in class we did a thing at the barre which I think is called (demi)-fouette turn, anyway it is the thing in which you developpé front, then plié (fondu, whatever) the supporting foot, and then turn 180 degrees around, straightening the supporting leg but keeping the working foot where it is, so that you end in arabesque with the working leg back. I've done these before a few times, but now I got corrected on a thing I have not been corrected about before, which is that I "twist" my body first and only then turn the leg, which looks very silly indeed (as the supporting leg loses turnout and then gains it again "following" the body). I think I definitely felt and understood what I was doing wrong (and I hope you do, cause I'm going to ask for help on that). The problem is that even though I felt what I did wrong I was unable to correct it, despite trying. The teacher said to think "turning from the heel" but it didn't seem to help any (ok, she said "a bit better" but was still not satisfied, and my next try was again even worse). Can anyone here suggest things to think about to make it work? Quote Link to comment
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