Lidewij Posted July 27, 2011 Report Share Posted July 27, 2011 Hello, this is a question for the teachers, I've been thinking about it since my intensive 3 weeks ago. During a barre exercise we ended up facing the barre, then retiré and then 3 tours fouettés opening straight to the side. But he told us to plié before opening the leg (so that the opening is already 'up') and that this was French (it was a Vaganova class), and that this style of doing it was less 'heavy'. But I don't quite get at what point in the turn you should do (start/end) the plié. I have looked up French dancers doing fouettés, and came by Aurélie Dupont in Don Quixote, only she opens to the front and then does rond de jambe. In class at my home studio we always open to the front and do plié and opening simultaneously, but I'm just very curious about this because it seemed so odd to me. Thanks in advance for your reply Quote Link to comment
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