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ABC of ballet: arabesque

Watch First Artist Romany Pajdak execute a series of arabesques.

By Royal Opera House

8 March 2011 at 3.13pm | Comment on this article

Arabesque: One of the most basic static poses in classical ballet. The dancer balances on one leg with the other extended out fully behind. The arms can be held in a variety of different harmonious positions to accentuate the beauty of line from the tip of the extended toe to the tips of the extended fingers.

ABC of ballet: This is the second in a new series of posts, explaining useful ballet terms. (Coming next: alignments)

By Royal Opera House

8 March 2011 at 3.13pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged abc of ballet, arabesque, romany pajdak

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