Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday Thirteen - 245 - 13 Ballet Moves

My adored art form of ballet is made up of many individual steps that are mastered by dancers over time. Choreographers put these steps together in an unlimited array of variations, and the manner in which the steps work together then becomes the language of dance.

Here are thirteen of my favorite ballet steps.



1 - Tour jete



2 - Fouettes



3 - Develope



4 - Adagio (slowly and with fluid movement)



5 - Partnering



6 - Tour en seconde



7 - Triple tours en l'air



8 - Saut de Basque (the turn in mid air which he does at the very beginning of this clip)



9 - Grand battement



10 - Poisson or Fish dive (takes place at the 2:20 mark)



11 - Bouree



12 - Pirouette



13 - Brise vole

3 comments:

Nikita Banerjee Bhagat said...

I have always been intrigued by Ballet! Thank you for sharing this...

Martha said...

Very nice choice for a Thursday 13.

Travis Cody said...

I love to learn about dance.