hart Posted March 15, 2004 Report Share Posted March 15, 2004 I'm not sure if I am using proper technique, but it seems like it is 10 times easier to lift and hold an arabesque when using developpe than it is to go straight to the arabesque, like in pique arabesque. It feels like I am trying to lift my leg with my hamstring when doing pique arabesque which seems to make turn-out more difficult as well as extension. My teacher once noted when correcting my arabesque that I was pushing down on his hand instead of lifting up, but he didn't say how one goes about lifting up. Does the impetus for raising your leg come mainly from the hip and back? Is it hard in pique arabesque because your foot is farther from your body than in developpe? My teacher is always talking about having square shoulders and hips. How can you have square hips if one of them is opened up? Quote Link to comment
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