Use of Hands to Describe CombinationsDid Balanchine originate this?
Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:25 PM
Recently I viewed the film of Balanchine's career shown at City Ballet and there is a clip from a 50's TV show demonstrating how Balanchine choreographed. And I saw - he instructed his dancers with only a few ballet terms and he used his hands to indicate the steps!
Did Balanchine originate this technique of using hands to symbolize steps? Is this traditional in all ballet companies and academies? Is it from Russia?
I'd appreciate any information on this, as it piqued my curiosity.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:36 PM
Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:54 PM
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