pleiades Posted July 9, 2003 Report Share Posted July 9, 2003 Today in class -- an advanced class I take which is difficult for me, but which has very definitely improved my ability to pick up combinations -- I saw the most surreal thing. In fact I couldn't focus on class I was so mesmerized by how awful it was. A woman, probably in her 30s, who clearly had no sense of proper placement, turnout, alignment, you name it, doing the barre and beginning center on pointe. When I say on pointe I use the word loosely -- her releves, well I guess you could kindly call them releves -- were bend knee, roll up to point, straighten knee -- and she was never, ever on the box on either foot, just sort of trying to balance on the edge. It was so extraordinary I just couldn't look away. This class is one where the instructor 'gives' rather than 'teaches' -- it's not my primary class -- and there are no specific corrections, rather occasional comments directed at the class as a whole. For the most part you're left pretty much alone. There are quite a few professionals and even some teachers in this class and I just kept wishing that someone would say something -- sooner or later she's going to break an ankle! There, I feel better now. Quote Link to comment
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