Jump to content
maps

Physics of ballet-body mass, torque, friction, etc. Injuries.

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

There is an active thread under NYCB with discussion on weight, bulk, body mass, etc.   http://balletalert.invisionzone.com/topic/43291-winter-2018/?page=23&tab=comments#comment-396219 .   

The line needs to be drawn on partnering/casting when dancers are put at unnecessary risk for injuries like hernia, back, etc.   See Kenneth Laws and Cynthia Harvey, Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux, Schirmer Books, New York, 1994.    http://www.hep.uiuc.edu/home/g-gollin/dance/dance_physics.html   Amazon Prime "Backstage Behind a Paris Ballet" [about 2006-2013]- Lopatkina creating friction with what appears to be a rectangular grater-more surface and rougher finish than a hardware file.  The physics professor at Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle PA  http://discovermagazine.com/2008/the-body/11-the-physicist-who-figured-out-ballet

 

Edited by maps
clarity

Share this post


Link to post
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×