Most of the ballet terms are in French. I always thought this was a
I asked him to make a beautiful movement, fascinated as I am by trying to capture the emotion of motion in camera.
What I didn't know is that dancers need a point to fix on at each turn, to remain and land on the same spot.
The lighting technique I was using was in complete darkness, euuuhhh, which was a bit of a problem for him, however after a couple of tries, he succeeded.
This is the result.
NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG.
A very strong, lean and dynamic man, a joy to watch the human body at work.
Christian Dedeene was a solo dancer for 5 years with Maurice Béjart.
Turn in the air. This is essentially a male dancer's step.
lt is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi-plié, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple according to the ability of the dancer. The arms assist and the head must spot as in pirouettes. Tour en l'air may also be finished in various poses such as attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee. It may also be done in a series
THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO Maurice Béjart, founder of the 'Ballet du XXe
Siècle', a superb choreographer
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