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The art of pointework. Level 4

Finis Jhung instructor, producer.; Michele Wiles dancer.

2001

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  • Title:
    The art of pointework. Level 4
  • Author: Finis Jhung instructor, producer.; Michele Wiles dancer.
  • Description: Soutenu, pas de bourrée suivi en tournant -- Pas de bourrée dessus-dessous, simple & en tournant -- Échappé, sous-sus, tombé relevé arabesque -- Fondu relevé développé a la seconde & quatrième devant, pas de bourrée -- En de hors pirouette from fourth position -- Chaînés, blanchés, piqué pirouette en dehors -- Continuous pirouettes from fifth position.
    Reviewing Michele's debut as the ballerina in Balanchine's Theme & Variations at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times said "Ms. Wiles tore through the demanding ballet like a colt, newly released and running free ... her big open torso and appetite for space were a pleasure." Now, we're talking Balanchine, which is the fastest pointework on earth. How does Michele do it? What enables her to dazzle the audience and critics? This video shows you the "secrets." You'll be amazed when you see what Michele does in slow motion, close-up, and freeze frame. The beauty and precision of her pointe work is riveting and eye-opening. Finis analyzes all of her movements, so that you can understand and apply what you see and hear. Tobi Tobias of New York Magazine said that Michele is "a big, bold blonde on her way to stardom." If you'd like to get reviews like that, I'd study this video seriously.
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ballet Dynamics Inc.
  • Format: 1 online resource (66 minutes).
  • Subjects: Ballet -- Study and teaching; Instructional films
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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