Posts Tagged ‘ballet’

The Physics of Swan Lake’s Spinning Ballerina

December 4, 2017

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.

More:

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

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Before the Dance

June 18, 2016

Freed of London has made ballet shoes since 1929.

A film by Jack Flynn and Nick David , selected for the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

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