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where should your eyes be looking?


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In croisse, (ex. simple tendu devant, croisse) where should the eyes be looking? in the mirror at your self? at your hand thats in second position? I'm not sure if it would make a difference but for the Balanchine Technique.

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Ideally, the eyes should be going toward the direction that the front of the face is pointing, but a quick-check in the mirror isn't out of order. RAD refers to it as "eye line". For a really interesting use of eye line that doesn't match what's happening to the characters onstage, see Jerome Robbins' "Afternoon of a Faun".

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