Jack/The Knave of Hearts (Steven McRae) and Alice (Sarah Lamb)
defyingdefinition asked: What variation was that 1997 Svetlana gif from??
sry I’m publishing this but I can answer so much faster this way (bc tumblr mobile) anyways it’s the female variation from balanchine’s tchaikovsky pas de deux and I hate doing it but it’s interesting to watch :) love you raqueelllllllll!!!!
Svetlana Zakharova in 1997
It does suck. So you start with a neutral pelvis ALWAYS. THEN rock to the heels and turn out. THEN squeeze the butt to hold the natural turnout.
what exactly does it mean to have a neutral pelvis?..as in not “forced” or something along the lines of that?
RYANNNN there was this girl at NCSA last summer who had legs and turnout just like yours and she just didnt use her hyperextension at barre and stuff she said her teacher didnt let her so maybe????? i mean i think thats overkill to not use it but idk
but if I didn’t use it at barre, wouldn’t I be falling all over the place in centre (just like usual LOL) but also you have to stand in fifth at both the barre AND center, so wouldn’t there still be a dilemma?
mariostrokes asked: I just finished a new painting, I hope you like it, thanks for following my Tumblr, a hug from afar :)
Oh my god that is BEAUTIFUL!!! the form and you even got the expression through her body language…amazing and I love your work!!♥
Use your abs to pull your pelvis to “neutral”. :)
I try to do this, if I align my hips right over my heels, I can be a little more comfortable but what do I do about not being able to straighten my knees? I feel like it’s…anatomically impossible….omg sarah haaallpp