Julia O’Rourke of the Doherty Petri School performing in the Parade of Champions. Her turn out is astonishing.
has anyone ever noticed or thought that there was almost an inverse relationship between turn out and toe height? Not hating on Julia, I mean she’s amazing, but dancers with amazing turnout seem to have not as much toe height and dancers with tons of toe height don’t look as turned out. Only exceptions I’ve seen are Claire Greaney and Nadine Martin who noticeably have both, but you don’t really see their turnout as much because they’re so high on their toes.
Aaaaaaaaand I have neither yay me…
It’s not untrue though. People forget that Irish is verrrrrrrry different from other forms in that we don’t ground ourselves in the floor for control. We don’t use our knees as much to spring. That why our entrechats are slightly more difficult than in ballet. It’s why you don’t see anyone trying full splits as a new “power move”.
Idk. Just saying.