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 Post subject: teaching temps de cuisse
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:46 am 
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I am currently working on temps de cuise over with my girls and discovered, that I am not entirely sure about the coupe over. As I was taught, the action of the thigh on the coupe over was most important; bringing the working foot off the working leg. I tried looking it up in my books - but could not find an acceptable answer. Do you teach the passing of the working foot staying connected through cou-de-pied as in a passe over? or do you allow the foot to open slightly away from the supporting leg as the thigh lifts?
Many thanks! and Happy Holidays!
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 Post subject: Re: teaching temps de cuisse
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:25 pm 
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Temps de Cuisse is a composite step which doesn’t seem to be often used by choreographers today.

In the Cecchetti method it is a speedy degage to the side which leads into a sissonne fermée. The French school do it with a petit retiré instead of a degage so the working foot is connected to the supporting leg.

<small>[ 17 December 2004, 04:31 PM: Message edited by: Gavin Roebuck ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: teaching temps de cuisse
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:09 pm 
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Chrismohn, as far as I can recall from my student days, we didn't worry about keeping the moving foot touching the supporting ankle, but rather let the foot end up where it naturally does as a result of pushing away from the floor very sharply (which means it'll end up slightly away from the supporting ankle). And it was the foot pushing off of the floor which resulted in the thigh lifting, and not the other way around.

<small>[ 17 December 2004, 06:10 PM: Message edited by: djb ]</small>


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 Post subject: Re: teaching temps de cuisse
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:05 am 
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thanks for all your help - mystery solved!


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