Dreas Reyneke focuses on the Dynamic 5th which gives the dancer co-ordination, core control and stability from the feet in application and action. The purchase is to give a perspective of the progress, challenges and transition dance students make from 16-19 years of age, from adolscence to adult, from amateur to profressional.
The students open with a short demonstration of how the Dynamic 5th is applied. Then a step by step preparation follows for Breathing, Footwork, Port de Bras, Pirouettes and Turns in the air. In both Preparation and Matwork, the First Years demonstrate the basic exercises. Second and Third Years add the progressions. The programme is implemented over a period of a year and a half.
Pilates & Preparation for Dance Students leads to Turning Out Dancers: Advanced Pilates with Tamara Rojo, Edward Watson, Johannes Stepanek (by kind permission of The Royal Ballet) and Désirée Ballantyne (of English National Ballet).
'From Dreas I learn to breathe, to centre myself and co-ordinate my body and the dance with strength. From my feet to push off into into the air, to land softly and balance with control' Xander Parish, The Royal Ballet
'Dreas gives you a knowledge of your body' Tamara Rojo, The Royal Ballet
All profits from the sale of this DVD will go to the Royal Ballet School Scholarship fund, Floral Street.
Producer & Director: Lynne Wake
Editor: Christopher Bird
Camera: Koutaiba Al Janabi
Music: Ian Lynn
Sound: Dolby Stereo
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 98 mins
Release Date: 2008