Jaana Heino Posted January 28, 2005 Report Share Posted January 28, 2005 Recently, when we've been doing battement fondus to demi-pointe (my personal menace, is that step), I have received from my teacher the correction "Push the supporting leg straight". I thought she meant push the knee more straight/back, but apparently this was not the correct interpretation (I am hyper-extended). When I was confused, she repeated "Push the leg straight" and made a motion with her hand as if pushing towards the ground. Later, I tried to do something like that, and she said "be stronger on supporting leg". I have no clue whatsoever what she means. I know the idea of pushing through the floor for balancing, and I think I have the "straight but not pushed back" idea for standing on a hyper-extended leg. But these don't seem to do what the teacher wants - not that I am sure if it because it is not what her means, or because I just cannot do what I understand well enough. I can stand ok'ishly when doing e.g. frappés on demi-pointe, it's just this slow relevé in battement fondu that seems to trigger the flow of incomprehensible corrections. Could the knowledgable teachers here try and function as interpreters and explain me what is going on? Quote Link to comment
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