pleiades Posted September 3, 2002 Report Share Posted September 3, 2002 I purposely put this post in the students section because my question relates not to performance, but rather, to what we as students prefer and enjoy. I, like many of us, have several teachers. One of them, very distinguished, comes from the Royal Ballet and takes a very 'pure' approach to technique. For example, when a number of students do a rond de' jambe preparation en dedans by leaning the upper body forward, she explains that this is most decidedly *not* ballet, and that it has its roots in modern dance and flat out should not be done. Another teacher, also distinguished but with more varied training, includes this in her barre, making the point that the preparation did not originate this way, but for many, has evolved to this point. This dichotomy is not isolated, but rather emblematic of two different teaching styles. I've found that I actually prefer a teacher who knows, understands and respects traditional movement, but is also eager to broaden the vocabulary. What about the rest of you? Quote Link to comment
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