Step of the Week 2glissade
Posted 05 October 2003 - 05:19 PM
Here's a perfectly serviceable glissade by Veronica Lynn of ABT:
Flashy it ain't, but it's sure necessary! Extra points for all you technical mavens out there who can find little problems with this one. Hint: proceed frame by frame. Bear in mind, that the dancer may be moving a bit faster than the camera shutter.
Posted 05 October 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 06:43 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 07:16 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:24 PM
Although I would LOVE my glissades to look like this...It appears to me that she is lifting her heel at the very end of her demi-plie.
Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:35 PM
The description says:
The other foot then pushes away from the floor so that both knees are straight and both feet strongly pointed for a moment
But here, both feet are pointed for just one frame, and the right one less strongly than the left in preparation for landing. It looks as though she is never completely "airborne"; the right foot lands immediately after the left leaves the floor. As you say, however, she appears to be dancing faster than the shutter speed, and we do not know what happens in between frames.
Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:51 PM
Ugh! The killer part of the step.
But here, both feet are pointed for just one frame, and the right one less strongly than the left in preparation for landing.
The whole while I was dancing my greatest ambition was not consistent double pirouettes to both sides, shoulder-height extension or a correct arabesque. It was a perfect glissade -- that most elusive achievement of all.
Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:03 PM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 03:17 AM
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Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:11 PM
The forward and backward steps kept the arms nearly motionless while the other directions had noticeable arm movements. Why is this?
Posted 07 October 2003 - 03:12 AM
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Posted 08 October 2003 - 06:01 AM
Anyway, I apologize if I have strayed. I just wanted you to know how important the information is that I've learned here and how invaluable I have found it in relating to my voice students who are also dancers.
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