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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 pointework meant more to me than the usual male ballet technique.
The opening night's female principal, Sabrina Lenzi, produced some outstanding pointework - rapid yet light and controlled.
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.
It is also chockfull of intricate pointework that Fentroy danced with restrained finesse.
In the contemporary round at ballet competitions, dancers often perform wildly varying styles--it's not uncommon to see neoclassical pointework followed by barefooted modern dance.
For me to offer a dancer a scholarship, they need to have the right physique, strong articulation in their pointework, and so much passion," says Joffrey Ballet artistic director Ashley Wheater.
You need a nice range of motion in the foot and ankle for pointework," says Apple.
Known for her precise, consistent technique and pristine pointework, Lopez brought passion to the stage with every step.
She sparkled as the Fairy of Purity in Sleeping Beauty last February: Her happy gaze, alive and natural, gave purpose to the steps; her dainty pointework matched the delicate score.
Some listen to inspiring music on their iPods while others stretch or practice pointework.