Guest nicoal Posted June 20, 2003 Report Share Posted June 20, 2003 In pointe class Wednesday, at the very end after spending some time on trying to get the 'skimming' effect on regular pas de bourree couru (in fifth?), the teacher had one of the professionals demonstrate couru but in parallel, what we call sixth. Basically, just running forward en pointe. The hilarity ensued as we attempted to do this across the floor. At times, it looked like an old lady hobbling (taking the slight epaulment a little too far and bending the knees too much, combined with slow, too large steps), but it just felt unnatural even when the teacher seemed to like what you were doing. What exactly is the action of this movement? Her explanation for couru in fifth was the leg in back is making the movement across the floor and the knee in front makes a slight bend to allow the advance of the back leg. It sounds so awkward, but just seems to work very well to get the desired effect. Any tips/ideas to get couru in sixth the same type of flowing? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment
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