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The Scottish Pas de deux from La Sylphide

Dissection of a step: Episode #4 — By Octave

The epitome of the romantic ballet, La Sylphide offers a perfect demonstration of the steps of the classical school. The highly stylized positions are illustrated by perfectly rounded low ports de bras. The Scottish Pas de deux is an invitation to dance. In the ballet’s first act, as James and Effie prepare to celebrate their engagement, all their friends rally around. In the studio, the dancers Emmanuel Thibault and Marion Barbeau rehearse the rond de jambe and glissade of their adage, under the benevolent eye of ballet coach Viviane Descoutures.

The step (diaporama)

Le Pas de deux des Ecossais de La Sylphide
Le Pas de deux des Ecossais de La Sylphide 18 images

The step in video with Premier Danseurs Muriel Zusperreguy and Emmanuel Thibault, Palais Garnier 2013

Le Pas de deux des Écossais de La Sylphide

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