Merry Posted December 16, 2010 Report Share Posted December 16, 2010 It's taken me a whole year to work out why I didn't recognise the term 'battement glissé', but did remember the step. It's just come to me that I knew it as 'battement jeté'. I looked up battement jeté in an online ballet dictionary and that told me the same movement could also be called a battement dégagé. I thought I remembered something I knew as a dégagé, but not a battement dégagé, but I don't know if my mind is playing tricks (remember I'm thinking back several decades!). I haven't been able to find a reference to dégagé without it meaning a battement dégagé. I find it really difficult to explain in words, but very basically the step I think I remember was like a miniture développé, but the extending foot went down to the floor as the leg stretched - this done with a fondu of the supporting leg, both legs straightening together. I need to know what the above should be called if it isn't a dégagé! I can't wait until I see my teacher again as class has finished until after the New Year and I can't be thinking about this all over Christmas - I may go mad!! Quote Link to comment
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