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Partnering Techniques: The Nutcracker #13

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Starring:
Finis Jhung
Producer:
Ballet Dynamics Inc.
Level:
Beginner, All Levels
Genre:
Ballet
Format:
DVD
Running Time:
70 minutes
Release Date:
2006
Availability:
Available
 

 Summary

Learn, step by step, everyone's favorite, the Grand Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker. Griff Braun and Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre begin the video by demonstrating the pas de deux. After that, they break it all down with Finis Jhung and tell you everything you need to know about promenades, supported pirouettes, and lifts. By the end of the video you'll have seen all the mechanics of partnering. Griff has partnered with some of ABT's best ballerinas. This video is a must for anyone who intends to do this pas de deux or simply loves ballet.

Sections:

1. The Grand Pas de Deux (complete)
2. Développé front, promenade in attitude
3. Piqué turn en dehors, promenade in arabesque penchée
4. Fondu développé to the side, arabesque penchée, flip to pose
5. Whip turns en dedans, fouetté arabesque, off balance attitude pose
6. Split jeté lift, spun pirouettes en dehors
7. Grand pas de chat lift, supported pirouettes en dehors
8. Traveling attitude lift
9. Upside down attitude lift, lunge
10. Final sequence: Continuous promenades, whip turns, poses, bows
11. Details of supported pirouettes
12. Partnering extra: shoulder lift

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