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A quick sous-sus, a sissonne to pointe, the spring that initiates a pirouette-these are basic movements, but attention to the details of their execution makes for articulate pointework. "The sensation of the spring to pointe is very satisfying to the dancer because you feel you have control of the body," says Violette Verdy. former New York City Ballet principal and current professor at Indiana University.
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