Elem Ballet Terminology


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CLASSICAL BALLET I TERMINOLOGY BARRE EXERCICES 1. Plié (demi and grand)-to bend 2. Relevé-to rise or re-lift the heel 3. Sous-sus-under/over 4. Battement soutenu-to sustain. To draw the legs together with a straight gesture leg 5. Battement tendu-to stretch 6. Battement tendu relevé-to stretch, lower, and re-lift the heel 7. Battement dégagé-to disengage 8. Battement dégagé piqué-pricked or pointed 9. Rond de jambe (en dehors and en dedans, à terre, en l'air, grand) circle the leg 10. Cambré/port de corps-to bend the whole body. Cambré=to arc 11. Battement fondu- (à terre, en l’air) to melt 12. Battement frappé-to strike 13. Pas de cheval-step of the horse 14. Passé-to pass or pause at the knee 15. Battement passer la jambe-to pass the leg by the knee of supporting leg 16. Petit passé-to pause at the ankle 17. Sur le cou-de-pied (devant, derriere) wrapped on the neck of the foot 18. Battement développé-to develop the leg 19. Promenade fouetté en dedans-to whip the leg over an inward walk 20. Grand battement-(en cloche, en croix) large brush or beating of the leg
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CENTRE EXERCISES Adagio 1. Port de bras-carriage of the arms 2. Temps lié (en avant, en arrière)-time connected/linked movements through 4th, 2nd
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course DANC 142 taught by Professor Sherrill during the Fall '10 term at James Madison University.

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