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en pointe

; sur les pointes foot fully plantarflexed at ankle with full body weight taken through apex of hallux, and first/second metatarsals
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The opening night's female principal, Sabrina Lenzi, produced some outstanding pointework - rapid yet light and controlled.
As a Porcelein Princess in Alexei Ratmansky's staging of Auroras Wedding last spring, she mastered the variation's minute, detailed movements and relentless pointework with a delicate, doll-like charm.
Typically a traditional ballet class kicks off the day at 9 am, followed by technique classes like pointework, then repertoire and partnering in the afternoon.
For instance, the two-week August intensive at Nutmeg does end with a studio demonstration, but it's more about class--variations, pointework, partnering--than the four-week July program, which finishes with an onstage show with costumes, lights and makeup, says Victoria Mazzarelli, Nutmeg's artistic director.
You've seen Bryant's students practicing "hiplet," his own blend of hip hop and pointework.
With her vivacious eyes, delicate pointework and engaging manner, she had a way of pulling the audience into her world.
Last season at Atlanta Ballet, Felder nailed the quick, precise pointework of Yuri Possokhov's Classical Symphony, then dug wholeheartedly into Ohad Naharin's Gaga-infused Minus 16.
Kadel has her patients gradually return to class, perhaps leaving out pointework, grand plies or jumps until pain has completely subsided.
The pointework meant more to me than the usual male ballet technique.
CHICAGO AND ANN ARBOR] William Forsythe's flashy pointework peppers the repertoire of several U.
A common misconception among dancers is that we don't need to work out our legs because we do pointework.