Redbookish Posted December 14, 2005 Report Share Posted December 14, 2005 In the more advanced class I've started taking we do an exercise I remember from Cechetti syllabus days. We do a full plie in fifth and go straight into a double pirouette en dehors as we rise up from the plie. As is the way of these things, I enjoy it more now than I did then, but of course don't have quite the facility to do it any more! I'm afraid I could only manage a single pirouette. I focus on keeping the pelvis neutral & dropped in the plie ie not sticking my bottom out, but keeping a plumb line through my body, and then to get the turn - which we were taught should start as you come up from the plie - I was thinking of a spiral into it, and trying to get a strong supporting leg. Of course my shoulders hitched up to "help" me round (naughty shoulders!!). Any other advice or technical tips or images to help? I'd like to be able to get a double turn eventually. (Ps it's on demi-pointe not pointe) Quote Link to comment
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