port de bras


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port de bras

 (pôr′ də brä′)
n.
The technique or practice of positioning and moving the arms in ballet.

[French : port, act of carrying + de, of + bras, arms.]

port de bras

(ˌpɔr də ˈbrɑ)
n.
the technique and practice of proper arm movement in ballet.
[1910–15; < French: carriage of (the) arm]
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She tops them off with a long-sleeved shirt that's just loose enough so it doesn't interfere with her port de bras, and tucks it into a short black skirt for a polished effect.
More importantly, the seeds of classical ballet were planted at Versailles, engendering a lingua franca (pas de bouree, arabesque, port de bras etc) still in use today.
The cast members began gently, moving in a circle with chugs and carving port de bras.
This fine performer (Odette/Odile) is superb in everything she does; she has strength, beautiful feet and a wonderful port de bras.
To that end, there is as much spotlight on the precision and clarity of the port de bras as there is focus on the use of the foot and plie that makes for such world-renowned allegro.
Richardson suggests a progression of leg swings, adagio and expansive port de bras, taken at a slower tempo.
Classes also include a Swan Lake-style port de bras series and some standing cardio sequences such as "Sky Line," a step from Balanchine's Stars and Stripes.
She tops off her look with a soft down vest to keep her torso warm through barre without disrupting her port de bras.
She tops it off with a bold splash of yellow in a 3/4-sleeve tee that draws attention to her elegant port de bras.
In this self-to-self dialogue, mimelike gestures like swatting a hand in front of her face alternate with gorgeous port de bras and those endless legs extending into space.
It's those arms; her port de bras was perfect," says Welch.
I always received praise for my port de bras, epaulement, and overall line, then I'd get a nasty glare at my feet.

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