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A dance movement in which the knees are bent.

[French, from past participle of plier, to fold, bend, from Old French; see pliant.]


(Ballet) a classic ballet practice posture with back erect and knees bent
[French: bent, from plier to bend]



n., pl. pli•és (pliˈeɪz; Fr. pliˈeɪ)
a ballet movement in which the knees are bent and the back is held straight.
[1890–95; < French, n. use of past participle of plier to bend; see ply2]


(bend). Bending of the knees while erect with the feet turned out, heels on the ground; demi plié becomes so low that the heels must be raised; grand plié lower with the buttocks as near the heels (still kept as close to the ground as possible).
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He says a successful plie "takes the center of the body down and up along the plumb line in an efficient manner.
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Repetitions: Accompany the downward plie with the upright row for 12 to 15 repetitions, and then hold plie and upright row in static position for a count of five.
COUNT 4: Push off right leg plie into releve as you turn upstage; lift left leg with a flexed foot in front of body; right arm lowers and reaches toward right foot, left arm extends toward the ceiling; head continues the line past the right fingers.
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The ankle provides mobility and stability for the lower body, from a plie and releve to a leap or jump," says Miami City Ballet senior physical therapist Cynthia McGee Laportilla.
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Demi-grand rond de jambe (left leg in plie, right leg above 90 degrees), devant to a la seconde, over the chair; arms finish in fifth en haut.