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What is the "genou" in the phrase "retiré genou" in ballet?


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I need a photo in this position for an audition but I have never heard the term "genou" used with retire or really at all in my ballet classes or from any of my teachers!

Can anyone explain?

 

Thanks!

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Genou literally means knee in French. So although I have not heard it described this way before, I would understand it to mean a retiré at knee height, as opposed to petit retire which would be shin height.

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On 5/1/2022 at 2:46 PM, Doubleturn said:

Genou literally means knee in French. So although I have not heard it described this way before, I would understand it to mean a retiré at knee height, as opposed to petit retire which would be shin height.

Thank you so much!

 

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