Ballet and Science

13 MARCH 2012

When dancers are physicists

Fouettés rond de jambe en tournant, en dehors.*

*Series of turns propelled by a whipping action of the working leg, turning away from the supporting leg.

See Gail Grant, Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet, p. 57, for step-by-step instructions. (Illustration courtesy of the brilliant xkcd.com)…

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