Rather than thinking of long lines as an aesthetic ideal, aim for finding stretch and elasticity in your line—as yet another tool in your toolbox.
Dear Editor, I’ve just read Emma Sandall’s piece on hyperextension and the 180-degree position. It’s intelligent, interesting, well-written. But there are a few mistakes and some misleading remarks. I can’t resist writing the following. 1. If Guillem says Fonteyn said would have lifted her leg higher if she could, then that’s what Guillem says. But […]
Ever find yourself lusting after that six o’clock penché, or a développé that will reach your nose? You’re not alone. The eye is naturally drawn to the end points of a movement, and, in dance, that often translates to the highest extension. But what if you’re born without extreme, Instagram-worthy lines? It’s a matter of […]