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[with modifier] A movement in which one leg is moved outward from the body and in again:‘performing battements tendus’‘petits battements’
- ‘‘Yvonne is very strong in teaching you the way you stand, the way you do grand battements,’ she said.’
- ‘Students might show four or five quick exercises: plie tendu, fond de jambe, adagio, and grande battement.’
- ‘For example, we traditionally do battements en croix: front, side, back, and side.’
- ‘The women's legs go up into big battements, and come down just as straight and deliberately.’
- ‘Balanchine used them all and routinely transformed the ballet battement into an acrobatic kick, allowing the hip to be lifted - another ballet ‘no-no.’’
French, literally beating.
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