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What’s that position called?

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I saw some pics like that very often:

 

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Does anybody know hot that position is called where you stand on your backwards arched feet? I know this isn't a ballet pose, but I haven't found an answer yet so I asked here.

 

Thanks :)

 

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I've heard it described as a toe-knuckle stand but maybe it should be something like the feet-wreck position? 😃

Glad it has no place in ballet....

 

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That has no place in ballet, but it is used amazingly by the men in Georgian National Dances. I will try to find a link.

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Hello Olver, I removed your tag “en pointe” because the feet in the photo are NOT en pointe, nor is that a ballet “position”.  I’ve sometimes seen it done during Contemporary but not often.  It’s a very easy way to damage and injure feet.

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I cringe whenever I see videos of people doing it. It's just horrible, imo.

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19 hours ago, Pas de Quatre said:

Georgian National Ballet

 

Here's one example - there are many more on Youtube.  

They're amazingly good.  I saw some of them perform when I was in Tbilisi a few years ago on business. 

 

I still don't like that position though as it makes me wince a the risk of injury.  

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On 05/06/2020 at 18:46, Pas de Quatre said:

Georgian National Ballet

 

Here's one example - there are many more on Youtube.  

I wonder if they have any special training or footwear? I have also seen that position many times in rhythmic gymnastics.

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