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#1 tanzmaus


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 04:29 PM


If anyone can help me, you guys can. I have been challenged to find the French name for the following ballet pose. Any ideas?

Sory for the link, but the picture would't show...


#2 carbro


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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:40 PM

Écarté. You'll find a description as well as a small, low-res photo of the pose ŕ terre (to the ground) -->here.

Welcome to BalletTalk tanzmaus. To economize on bandwidth, photo posting posting privileges are strictly limited. But a picture's worth a thousand words, as they say, so I hope you'll engage in our discussions.

#3 Hans


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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:50 PM

In the pic to which tanzmaus linked, the body is in écarté devant, but the head is not quite right--perhaps it was choreographed that way. Normally in écarté devant the head would be turned toward the raised arm.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:38 PM

Hans is assuming that the photograph was taken from the front -- but perhaps a) the picture was taken from the side and b) the front of the studio is 90 degrees round, in which case her leg would be pointing towards the back corner and her head would be in hte right place for ecarte derriere.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:28 PM

That could indeed be the case. :helpsmilie:

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