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Balanchine the TeacherFundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers$
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Barbara Walczak and Una Kai

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032528

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032528.001.0001

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Basic Principles of Balanchine's Method

Basic Principles of Balanchine's Method

Chapter:
(p.244) 2.3 Basic Principles of Balanchine's Method
Source:
Balanchine the Teacher
Author(s):

Barbara Walczak

Una Kai

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032528.003.0017

This chapter discusses the basic principles of Balanchine's technique. It covers standing, walking, running, tension, dynamics, and five positions. In Balanchine's technique there is never a step in a diagonal direction. The body is always turned to an angle so that all steps are made very definitely to the front, side, or back in relationship to the body, while moving diagonally in the dance area.

Keywords:   George Balanchine, ballet, dance, dancing, standing, walking, running, tension, dynamics

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