Redbookish Posted October 23, 2007 Report Share Posted October 23, 2007 In my Saturday class we're working on pirouettes from extended positions -- en dehors from arabesque, en dedans from fondu devant [hmm that's not really the correct term ], but they're not fouettés, and en dehors from attitude devant. Just singles at the moment, and finishing in closed fifth. We're also working on grande pirouettes, in arabesque and a la seconde -- the latter ending in a held second then into a jeté for adage (oh, again terminology !!). Grandes pirouettes are OK -- if it's just singles, then getting round is easy, and I can focus on working on my alignment and control in the position. I've never done much on pirouettes from open positions (except that lovely Cechhetti set adage from the Adv. syllabus where you go into a renversé turn from 1st arabesque, finishing the turn with a developpé to second -- couldn't do it very well, but enjoyed bashing through it!), so I'm seeking tips and imagery to help me think through these turns. I know I need to keep hips and shoulders more square in the turn from third arabesque (we were set a series of 4 posés, into arabesque, last one you take down into fondu, then up again into an en dehors turn. I know also, that I was tending to turn in my working leg -- or rather not keeping the knee lifted & properly turned out in retiré as I turn. Any other tips? Quote Link to comment
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