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coupe jete en tournantwho started the 180 split?

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#1 omshanti



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Posted 08 May 2006 - 03:58 PM

When did men start to do coupe jete en tournant with 180 degrees splits and who was the first person doing it?

#2 Paul Parish

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:33 PM

Aurora does coupe jetes, too.... it's not just a guy thing.

But it's a good question, when did they start.

SIzova did them with splits in the old Kirov Sleeping Beauty, that would have been 1970-something.

#3 Mel Johnson

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 05:05 PM

Some guys were doing them in the Royal Ballet in the 60s. So, nothing that new.

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 09:56 PM

Are there any dancers who do it without the split now? Has the split become the standard for coupe jete?

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