The Physics of Swan Lake’s Spinning Ballerina

The ballerina portraying Swan Lake‘s enchantress Odile must execute 32 fouetté turns seamlessly, without pause. How does she do that? Physics. A TED-Ed lesson by Arleen Sugano and Andrew Laws; animation by Dancing Line Productions.


“Swan Lake,’ and Its 32 Fouettés,” Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


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