Posted 19 February 2003 - 01:36 AM
I have read in a magasine that someone wrote that they were taught to do 32 fouettes one after the other in a very fast way, and that this is how she is used to see them done by the Kirov, but that in Don Quichotte at the Paris Opera Ballet and the Nureyev Gala at La Scala, they were done slowerand not in series of four times eight but series of "three times eight, even if th third is double". She then asks if this is due to the choreography or if it is a change in style, because, from what I understand, Svetlana Zacharova does the same. Then Lorna Feijoo says what she thinks about it, and says that in some ballets where they try to make it as diffiucult as possible technically, they do them "by quarters (of a turn)" and then explains: "which means each finished at more than 90°: facing the audience, to the right, back to the audience, to the left ". I don't really understand what it's meant to mean for a fouette! Anyway, what do you think about it? I rather thought it depended on the dancer's technique how many they did, if they did doubles, or even triples as I have seen Laetitia Pujol do in Paquita...(neither mentionned the fact that the supporting leg should theoretically not move) and never really thought of it as a style, since as I have seen some who don't seem to be regular with any sort of "three times eight" or "four times eight" or whatever.