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A jump in which one leg is extended into the air forward or backward, the other is brought up to meet it, and the dancer lands on the second foot.
- ‘He imbued every movement with emotion, from high-flying cabrioles to the sweep of a cloak, at one moment reaching out to the audience as if to implore their help.’
- ‘She thunderstruck the audience with her grounded, undulating attack and startling series of parallel, tilted cabrioles.’
- ‘You'd see a double cabriole and next day you'd go into the studio and think, if he could do this then I'll try!’
- ‘For instance, he's fond of a side-skipping, mazurka-like cabriole; here it was too-often muddy, without the necessary stretch and clarity.’
French, literally light leap from cabrioler (earlier caprioler), from Italian capriolare to leap in the air (see capriole).
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