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Temps lie simple en arriere Ballet Dictionary

Ballet Term Glossary

Jacklyn Doughety Temps lie simple en arriere [ tahn lyay SEN-pluh ah na-RYEHR]. Simple connected movement, traveling backward. Fifth position croise L foot back, arms bras bas. Demi-plie and glide the pointed toe of the L foot into the fourth position croise derriere. Demi-plie in the fourth position, then shift the weight onto the L foot, straightening the knees and raising the R foot pointe tendue croise devant. Close the R foot to the fifth position front in demi-plie, body en face. Slide the pointed toe of the L foot to the second position, leaving the R foot in demi-plie; shift the weight onto the L foot demi-plie, straighten the knees and point the R foot in the second position, then slide the R foot into the fifth position croise derriere and demi-plie. Repeat the whole movement to the other side. The arms and head are moved as in temps lie simple en avant.
Jacklyn Dougherty

Temps lie simple en arriere [ tahn lyay SEN-pluh ah na-RYEHR]. Simple connected movement, traveling backward.

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