Ballet Dictionary: Russian Pas de Chat
Step: Russian Pas de Chat
How: From 5th position, the dancer leaps to the side by doing a grand battement (a throwing of an extended working leg) of the back leg to 90° while pushing off the supporting leg and collecting that same leg to retiré passé in mid-air as demonstrated.
Tip: Throwing the leg to at least 90° aims to set the height of the jump as it sets the height of where the hips should go.
Dancer: Rissa May Camaclang, Company Artist
Location: Avellana Art Gallery, 2680 F.B Harrison St., Pasay City; Courtesy of Mr. Albert Avellana
Painting: Colliding Galaxy by Alrashdi Mohammad
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