kbarber

Where did the word "fouetté" come from?

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Fascinating. Didn't know about the beech saplings (fouets). I did know that fouette is connected with "whipped," but have to confess that I associate this with a non-ballet mental image of Julia Child maniacally beating up a meringue or a souffle in a metal bowl cradled in her arm. blink.pngtongue.png

I don't recall seeing anything like way Valdes places her 3 sets of multiple pirouettes. She interrupts them with simple but strong single fouettes. Each of the pirouette sequences reflects (or is reflected by) a change in music. This is rather an austere combination, which makes it even more exciting.

Some Odiles may be flashier, but this is the only one I would actually be afraid of, if I came across her whipping down a dark street late at night.

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Some Odiles may be flashier, but this is the only one I would actually be afraid of, if I came across her whipping down a dark street late at night.

What a nice...eh, frightening image! :) But it is exactly that kind of feeling.

Thank you again, kbarber, for the very insightful explanation!

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