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1A pirouette performed with a circular whipping movement of the raised leg to the side.
- ‘Legnani would then do her thirty-two fouettés with the supporting leg never wandering outside the chalk circle.’
- ‘Fouettés are usually performed in a series, with the most famous example being Odile's 32 consecutive fouettés in Act III of Swan Lake.’
- ‘In Don Quixote Manolo Molina (as Fifi Barkova, as Kitri) even performs a series of fouettés - the whipping spins that most female dancers have trouble with.’
- ‘The session ended with Bouder exhausted and Mann making a final revision of the position of the arms in the fouettés in a circle, bringing them down first, then overhead.’
- ‘So, I came out for the coda, and while I was doing the fouettés, I sprained my ankle.’
- 1.1A quick shift of direction of the upper body, performed with one leg extended.
French, past participle of fouetter to whip.
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