gerlonda Posted March 22, 2008 Report Share Posted March 22, 2008 I have a pirouette dilemma (nothing new for me right ) For en dehor pirouettes en pointe I have no fear (especially coming from fifth position) but I have difficulty making a complete revolution. Like for my pirouettes in slippers I end up not being totally vertical-leaning- and not making it all the way around. Really focusing on "seeing" my face in the mirror helps but not always. On the other hand pirouettes en dedan en pointe (especially from a fourth position lunge, especially turning to the right on the right leg) frighten the daylights out of me, but for some reason I DO make it all the way around, sometimes even one and a half times. My teachers tell me to control the arms, make a larger fourth position, really push into the floor and spot sharply. I do this, feel butterflies in my stomach and feel like my heart is about to pop out of my chest. I sometimes end up flinching my arms and having an ugly turned-in passe leg, but again I have NO problem making a full revolution. As an adult, I feel (for me atleast) over half the battle is mental. Other than that, does anyone have any technical tips for en dehor/en dedan pirouettes en pointe Thanks. Quote Link to comment
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