Supporting leg in a jete battu dessus
Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:14 AM
OK, am looking at the video of the jette battu at the ABT dictionary:
which is described to be in the label to the video to be an jette battu dessu.
I think he starts from a fifth, with his right foot at the back. Now, which is the supporting leg in this case?
I'm concerned about it, as the definition of dessus is:
Over. Indicates that the working foot passes in front of the supporting foot.
It's difficult for me to tell, as in slow motion he seems to be sliding into a fourth first, for more support. During this particular step, it seems that the left foot advances, thus it is the working foot.
However, when then he's doing the jette per se, it seems that the roles reverse, and the left foot seems to have become the support foot, stays on the ground, and the working foot is the right foot.
Am I right?
Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:05 AM
but all the dancers you admire use her system - -Nureyev, Soloviev, Sizova, Kobborg all trained in Vaganova's method
Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:11 AM
Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:08 PM
Grammaire de la danse classique
par Genevieve Guillot
Directrice de l'ecole de danse
du Theatre National de l'Opera
(in French, of course)
which is very detailed in terms of text, but doesn't have enough pics. Also, we're in this age of multimedia, I prefer to use slow motion in QuickTime if I am getting my hands on the .mov files:-)
But thanks for the suggestion. I might be getting there.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:49 PM
Now, there are some details on that dégagé. If you look at the ABT dictionary in slow motion at the jeté battu, the dancer seems to be advancing first the left leg in a small dégagé to probably gain a larger base in something similar to a fourth, and only then starts what you seem to be describing in the above.
Should the two legs touch each other in the air for a very short time? They seem to, in the ABT dictionary.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 03:42 PM
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