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Today we’re going to talk about the “soutenu”.
Below is the definition of this ballet movement from Vance’s Ballet Dictionary:
“(a) Performed smoothly and slowly. (b) Also used to indicate a smooth détourné. For (a), can be: where from 5th position, the working leg is taken out to the front, 2nd position, or to the back, while the supporting leg is lowered to demi-plié. Then the supporting leg rises to demi or full pointe while the working leg is drawn into it, ending in a tight sus-sous position.”
The following video shows how the “soutenu” is used when performing turns.
Now you try it. Don’t forget to “spot” so you won’t get dizzy when you turn.
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