Degage?asking for professionals' advise
Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:28 PM
Could you please clarify this term for me.
As I've learnt from my ballet teachers, "Degage is shifting weight from one foot to the other".
But there are so many other interpritations in the internet and books!
I realise that the different schools teach a bit (and sometmes very much) differently, but nevertheless -
What is the most common definition for DEGAGE?
Thank you very much!
Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:42 PM
The first is a short for "battement dégagé". That's an element of barre work in which the working leg is lifted or tossed lightly into the air into an open position. It is not a transfer of weight, but may be followed by a tombé, and there a transfer of weight takes place.
It may also describe a position in which the working leg is away from the supporting leg, as in "disengaged".
Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:05 PM
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