Definition of grand battement in English:

grand battement

Line breaks: grand batte|ment
Pronunciation: /grɒ̃
 
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noun

Ballet
  • A movement in which both legs are kept straight and one leg is kicked outwards from the body and in again.
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    • I don't have a barre or anything, but my chest of drawers is about the perfect size for leg stretches, and I just hold onto my windowsill when I do pliés, tendus, grand battements, all those things.
    • And the pianist played the same music for each individual step - always Burgmuller for the grand battement.
    • However, steps that require an extreme range of motion like a port de bras, grand battement, or arabesque sometimes can cause back injuries.

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