Fred Posted March 22, 2004 Report Share Posted March 22, 2004 Confused about releve onto pointes. My teacher told us when we releve onto pointes we must draw our feet a bit in. In a book I got from RAD it also say when you releve you go direct from demi plie up to point drawing th toes slightly inwards. Hope this makes sence. My teacher teaches the RAD sylabus I also got the Video dictioanry of clasical ballet. The way they show a releve onto pointes looks differant from what my teacher told me an what is descibed in the book I got. On the video she starts in demi plie, but from the point where she is standing flat until she reahces full pointe it looks if she just do a normal rise and her toes strays at the same place, it is not drawen in. Hope this makes sence is it is difficult to explain in words. This video is based on Russion, French and Cecchettic. Are there differant methods ito releve or am just overlooking somthing here ? In another book I've got ( Classical Ballet technique they also mentioned that the toes are drawen in a bit. But they say u usewhat is inbetwwen a light spring and rolling through the feet to go up en pointe. I always thought the Russions uses a little spring to go on pointe. Sorry if this sounds confusing but it is a bit diffcult describing this problem in words. Thanks Freddie Quote Link to comment
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