Jaana Heino Posted November 24, 2002 Report Share Posted November 24, 2002 In specific, this question refers to the cou-de-pied derrière, that is, when the working foot is behind the supporting foot (did I get that one right?) I am a bit confused. When my supporting leg is straight, I know where to put my foot in the lowest cou-de-pied position: heel touching the supporting leg, the first toe just above floor. But when doing a plie, I'm not sure what to do with the cou-de-pied leg. I seem to remember that my first teacher taught to sort of keep the foot where it is, in relation to the floor, so that when you're lowest in the plie, your big toe touches the back of the ankle of the supporting leg. But now, if I got it right, my current teacher seems to say keep the heel where it is, in relation to the supporting leg, so that in the lowest position too the heel stil is what touches the supporting leg. Have I misunderstood something? Which is correct? Or are both? If both, which is correct when or are they interchangeable? Quote Link to comment
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.