A questionextensions and arabesques
Posted 06 May 2003 - 04:14 PM
Posted 06 May 2003 - 05:12 PM
Actually, we can have both, but it is a matter of teaching, coaching, and taste. Teachers and coaches who have enough taste to remain faithful to classical technique will not allow this nonsense of extension uber alles, however, there are some who seem to treat the dancers like circus performers and only work on the tricks and ignore the technique, musicality, and artistry. The competitions promote this to a great extent, which is why I don't have much use for them.
Posted 30 May 2003 - 10:47 AM
I am happy to hear that many of you don't allow this to go on in your classes and that parents on this site know the right way. I am happy to say my daughter is going to a new SI where tech wins over tricks!;)
Posted 30 May 2003 - 10:57 AM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 02:54 PM
There are other good book, though... Have a look at Anna Paskevska's technique books, two of them. Wonderful stuff!!!
Posted 30 May 2003 - 07:48 PM
Posted 31 May 2003 - 02:42 PM
OK, I do agree with you that they are clear, but I prefer drawings with dancers in tights and leotards, not those half long skirts.
Posted 07 June 2003 - 01:23 PM
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