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Does that stuff of 32 fouettes really exixt???You almost never never see 32 fouettes


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#1 roger

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:02 AM

Many have atributed Odile the performing of 32 fouettes, I have studied that the music is kind of composed so as to perform only 30 fouettes at muscial tempo, with each musical space, and close the coda turns with 2 en dehors turns only, not many ballerinas do this even, beacsue, if they do not failed to try to perform the continuos 32 fouettes just doing 31 or 30, losing one or two during the subsequent turns in musical tempo, they use a double turns in the middle of the coda, and so the music do not serves the 32, not even the 30, you see, To perform 32 fouettes in odiles coda, the bbalerina cannot use doubles turns, and has to kind of go faster withouht jarring with the music (to avoid losing beauty in tempo-turn) and take as her a small space of musical tempo in each fouette, to gain such space of musical tempo to peform two more fuettes and 30+2 equals 32, beacause the musical tempo has 30 musical spaces, SO you never see that 32-fouette stuff, just try to find videos to chek it up, or contact me to rogelio@flex.uh.cu to comment more about or to talk more about real technique and virtuosness in ballet, mainly coda turns, real real, not circus performace, but nice and beautiful virtuos steps, mainly turns, performed with real technique and pure beauty., as tamara rojos coda in le corsair on july 15 2010, during Royal ballet perfomrance in Cuba, where she uses turns a la second and ended with four en dehor turn, follwing the music in each turn-fouette.

#2 Marga

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:18 PM

SO you never see that 32-fouette stuff, just try to find videos to chek it up,

To answer your basic question (hard to read your run-on sentence post without any paragraph breaks or capitalization and all the typos!), one doesn't have to look any further than Nina Ananiashvili to find 32 simple fouettés:

Nina Ananiashvili as Odile

It starts immediately, so don't forget to count the very first one that she is doing as the clip begins!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:29 AM


SO you never see that 32-fouette stuff, just try to find videos to chek it up,

To answer your basic question (hard to read your run-on sentence post without any paragraph breaks or capitalization and all the typos!), one doesn't have to look any further than Nina Ananiashvili to find 32 simple fouéttes:

Nina Ananiashvili as Odile

It starts immediately, so don't forget to count the very first one that she is doing as the clip begins!



Good example Marga, Nina was a recent ballerina that concentrated on very fast, showy single fouettes. she rarely added pirouettes but restricted her virtuosity to not using her arms in the earlier part of the sequence to increase momentum (she would typically hold her tutu edges with both hands for the first 8-16 turns. With her great speed and clean form, she made a great impact just doing the single turns.

This example is the exact opposite but I came across it this morning, it was on the side bar of Nina's youtube clip. KAtherine Healy is sort of that tantalizing "what if", namely what if she had gone on to a conventional ballet career.


Here she does a minimum of fouettes, sort of an extreme example of what Roger is describing. At most she does 22 actual fouettes but fills out the sequence with about a half dozen pirouettes with amazing multiple rotations. I'm not good at counting revoutions but did she do 6 at one point???????

I'm going :off topic: but when I remember Healy, it's this clip, on the ice rather than in pointe shoes. Her sense of movement here just takes my breath away each time I look at it.


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:38 AM

(hard to read your run-on sentence post without any paragraph breaks or capitalization and all the typos!)

I can only hope that I could do as well as Roger did if I wrote such a post in a language that was NOT my native tongue.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:51 PM

I'm not good at counting revoutions but did she do 6 at one point???????

I watched that yesterday, too. Yes, it is indeed 6. This is not a good example of Healy's virtuosity. It's one clip I'm sure she would like to see taken off youtube. She actually was a great dancer, too, in addition to her figure skating. What a talent!

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:52 PM

I can only hope that I could do as well as Roger did if I wrote such a post in a language that was NOT my native tongue.

Sorry, but paragraph breaks, sentences, and capitalization exist in Spanish, too!

#7 roger

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:47 AM

Sorry, I think I entered a site where people are not so sensitive as I believed them. I thought I would be finding nice people here, but now I can see someone very "cultured" trying to correct my punctuation marks. Just kidding! I could certainly have done it better, just that I have no much time to surf. On the other side, I have never found an Odile-32-fouette video. Actually, I can not see videos on line. Someone to check whether each of those 32 fouettes has the working leg a la seconde when the supporting leg is completely on the floor with the slightest of en dehors. Besides, are they following the music without jarring with it in any time of the sequence? Good luck!

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:49 AM

I am not entering this site anymore. Contact me to rogelio@flex.uh.cu

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:12 AM

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

I found Roger's musical detail in relation to the number of fouettes absolutely fascinating.

I have never tried to count the number of fouettes as I prefer to take in the overall performance rather than just the technical wizzardry and anyway I get so carried away I am sure I would lose count.

Off topic but on following the youtube links for Katherine Healey I came across lots of clips of Sir Frederick Ashton's R&J which took me down a very happy memory lane. Thanks

Edited to change one sentence to hopefully make more sense!

#11 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:18 PM

definitely 32



#12 SandyMcKean

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:16 PM

I presume it can be more than 32 when some ballerinas do doubles and triples in place of a single (how else would the music work)? Last year at PNB, I had the pleasure of watching the fabulous Carrie Imler do some 6-8 doubles, and if I remember right, a triple at the end. I don't attempt to count during a performance, but I'd love to do so if I got the chance to view the tape of that performance.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:00 AM

In the early 90s, ENB used to split into two parts to tour to smaller theatres. I saw Lyudmila Semenyaka in Crewe flashing out the fouettes so fast that the accompanying pianist could not keep up with her! It was fabulous to watch - and in Crewe.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:52 AM

actually i guess it would be fewer, not more, since the fouette is basically the whipping motion followed by the pirouette? teachers?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 07:00 AM

meaning i suppose, hypothetically, say 32 pirouettes for perhaps 24 fouettes or whatever other component(s) Posted Image


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