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Jim

12-03-02, 06:49 AM (GMT)
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"Anti-clockwise fouetteés"
 
   I had a really weird dream last night - I dreamt I was watching a ballerina doing fouettées anti-clockwise! When I awoke, I lay there wondering if for some dancers it would seem more natural to do them this way, just as some footballers are naturally left-footed. And if this was the case, is there anything in tablets of stone in the choreography to preclude this? I.e. does the choreographer mark the 'score': "must be clockwise fouettées"?

I think we should be told.


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  RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés trogadmin 12-03-02 1
     RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés alison 13-03-02 2
         RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés EmmaL 13-03-02 3
  RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés AEHandley 13-03-02 4

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trogadmin

12-03-02, 09:15 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés"
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   I know that Chi Cao of the BRB prefers to do his the "wrong way", and from what I recall in his performances he does.


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alison

13-03-02, 01:03 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés"
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   What's Chi Cao doing doing fouettées, anyway? I suppose it must be possible. I've noticed over the years that Russian dancers tend to pirouette the opposite way, so perhaps they fouetté that way as well? I've never noticed.


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EmmaL

13-03-02, 06:26 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés"
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   I think there may be a little confusion. I think trog is thinking about turning to the left. En dedans fouettes? I've seen one done as part of a larger collection of steps, but 32 would be a little strange.
Emms


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AEHandley

13-03-02, 11:14 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Anti-clockwise fouetteés"
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   Having difficulty working out what clockwise means wrt pirouettes etc and assume you mean clockwise=turning to the right. Personally I prefer to do en dehors turns (such as in fouettes) to the right but I think I prefer en dedans turns to the left - i.e. I prefer to have the left leg as supporting leg. I'm righthanded and rightfooted. If most dancers are as well then I suspect that on the whole choreographers would tend to put fouettes on the left leg. I also suspect that they won't let you into the company unless you can do both...


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