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 Post subject: Pointing the foot
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2001 10:59 am 
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I was trained originally in a studio taught by RAD graduates. It was a wonderful experience. We were taught that, when pointing the foot, you initiated the pointe from the top of the foot, extending all the way through from the top of the leg to the tip of the toe. The toe should NEVER be curled!<P>My new teacher is a Balanchine-based dancer - very knowledgable and very talented...an excellent teacher. However, she encourages us to pointe our foot with toes curled, saying this pushes the pointe to the n'th degree, so it is fully pointed.<P>My question - which is right? She has cited the book <u>Suki Schorer on Balanchine Technique</u> pg.43 to us (the book is sitting next to me as I type)...I always like doing things the "right" way...and I am confused as to which is right!


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 Post subject: Re: Pointing the foot
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2001 11:05 am 
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Bree - this is such an interesting and important point (pun intended!!) that I am going to take the liberty of transferring it to a thread we have right now that is quite active - and in there "how to point the toes - to curl or not" is discussed. <P>I think this topic will fit right in!!<P>so follow me to this thread:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum7/HTML/000334.html><B>TENDU</B></A><P><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited February 05, 2001).]


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