I don't have much to say about this move. I do know that there is a very exact job that each body part should be doing, though. The foot should be pointed, the knee lifted, the chest up, the standing leg straight, oh, and there is so much more than this that you have to remember while doing an attitude. It can be done in the front (devant) or the back (derriere).
Sorry this post is a day late! I've just been pretty busy. I hope you enjoy the post anyway!
Fact #1- She won the solo gold medal in the NBC series Superstars of Dance.
Fact #2- Before she was a principal dancer at San Francisco Ballet, she was an apprentice at the Royal Ballet and a soloist at the English National Ballet.
Maria Kochetkova and Gennadi Nedvigin performing Grand Pas De Deux
Maria as Swanilda in Coppelia
Prix de Lausanne 2002
Maria Kochetkova as Tatiana and Vitor Luiz as Onegin
A passe is a simple looking step. Unfortunately it is much harder than it looks. You have to be thinking of a million things at once (like all things in ballet). Turn out, pointed toes, and hip down are just a few. Enjoy these beautiful pictures of passe!
Fact #1- Maria is a Principal Dancer with the San Francisco Ballet.
Fact #2- She performs as a guest artist at the Bolshoi Ballet and Stanislavsky Theaters in Moscow, the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, and the Tokyo Ballet in Japan.
Here she is as Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty
Maria as Alice at English National Ballet
Jorma Elo and Maria Kochetkova
Maria Kochetkova and Gennadi Nedvigin in Tomasson's TRIO