Where did the word "bourrée" come from?
Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:22 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:55 PM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:08 PM
The older girls in the corps had had plenty of practice with those bourrees, and most of them executed them better than I did. But no one comes by this step easily. There may be natural turners, natural jumpers, and natural balancers, but when it comes to bourrees, there are no naturals. It takes years of practice to get them right.
Merrill Ashley, Dancing for Balanchine.
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