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Random question:

You know in the Don Quixote pd2 (and others) in the big fishdive from the high lift... Once the fishdive position is reached, the ballerina always does some sort of port de bras, side to side. Does this signify anything? I only ask because I recently saw one where it looked more meaningful than usual: kind of like (forgive rather odd wording) wafting exotic perfume, or perhaps gathering up flowers, or something.

So, any meaning behind it?

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I know exactly what you mean. I usually can't stand the movement. It looks like she's trying to chase flies away (quite possible, you know, hot climate and all that). I suppose it's meant to be an expression of joy and exuberance.

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