• Jacklyn Dougherty

Ballet Quatrieme Ouverte Devant VS Efface Devant

Quatrieme ouverte devant [ka-tree-EM oo-VEHRT duh-VAHAf], Dancer's open fourth position front. VS Efface devant [eh-fa-SAY duh-VAHN]. Efface in front. Dancer stands at an oblique angle to the audience, facing either one of the two front corners of the room. The leg farther from the audience is pointed in the fourth position front a terre or raised to the fourth position en l’air. The arms are placed en attitude, the arm that is low being on the same side as the leg that is extended. The Dancer's body leans slightly back from the waist. The head is inclined toward the high arm with the eyes looking out to the audience.


Note Efface Devant is one of the eight directions of the body.


French School Quatrieme Ouverte Devant

Cecchetti method Efface Devant


Note these two are the same ballet term Quatrieme Ouverte Devant and Efface Devant

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Quatrieme ouverte devant [ka-tree-EM oo-VEHRT duh-VAHAf],  Dancer's open fourth position front. VS Efface devant [eh-fa-SAY duh-VAHN]. Efface in front.  Dancer stands at an oblique angle to the audience, facing either one of the two front corners of the room. The leg farther from the audience is pointed in the fourth position front a terre or raised to the fourth position en l’air. The arms are placed en attitude, the arm that is low being on the same side as the leg that is extended. The Dancer's body leans slightly back from the waist. The head is inclined toward the high arm with the eyes looking out to the audience.   Note Efface Devant is one of the eight directions of the body.  French School Quatrieme Ouverte Devant Cecchetti method Efface Devant  Note these two are the same ballet term Quatrieme Ouverte Devant and Efface Devant Jacklyn Dougherty
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