Ballet Dictionary: Temps Levé in Passe Derrière
Step: Temps Levé in Passe Derrière
How: A Temps Levé is a type of jump from one foot, landing on the same foot while the other leg is raised in a position in the air. In this, the raised leg is in Passe Derrière. Retiré Passe describes a position where the working leg is bent and turned out with the knee facing to the side. As this Passe is in Derrière, the foot is at the back (Devant) of the knee.
Tip: Don’t forget to stretch the supporting leg in the air. In the excitement of pushing off the floor, sometimes it’s easy to forget to stretch right up to the tips of the toes.
Ballet: La Esmeralda, Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux, Male Variation
Dancer: Jamil Montibon, Company Artist
Location: Harbour Square