Thursday, May 19, 2011


In this week, my task is to show the information that I have and illustrate how to do them. After I do some trial of the movements, I examine some of the hardest and easiest movements. 

This is me when I do the five basic legs movement:

First Position:

I stand up with both of my heels touched and open the fronts slightly like a “V” shape.

Second Position:

From the first position, I open the heels.

Third Position:

The right foot is in front of the other with the heels touching the middle part of the left foot.

Fourth Position:

From third position I slide the right foot forward so they're apart

Fifth Position:
From the fourth position pull the heel of right foot to touch the toes of left foot. 

For me, the hardest movement is the fifth because I think it is just awkward and it is hard to position my foot like that and it is also difficult to stand with your foot in that position. But after I do it 3 or 4 times, it is not that painful again. Even though my fifth position is still not good but at least I can stand with that position without any problem anymore :)) 

And I think the first and second position is the easiest because it's just making your heels touched then make a letter "V" and then open the heels.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Leg Movement of Ballet

For the next step for this project, we try to comprehend the topic and try to implement it by doing it. Unfortunately, I wasn't prepared so I decided to utilize video of others that showing the material for the latest topic (basic leg movement).
Here I include the video that I made:

I think the easiest move out of these 5 basic movements are the first and the second. It is like a stand up straight and put both of the heels together. Slide a bit wider and voila that is the second position.

While for the difficult ones which are the forth and fifth position I don’t feel comfortable at all although both of the movements are in sequence. I feel like twisting my feet into unnatural position that makes me want to either tilt or stop doing it. This makes me wonder how could a ballerina stand to stand like that?