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|Posté le: Sam Nov 18, 2017 11:00 pm Sujet du message: M. Guillaume Cizéron
|The author of these lines is anything BUT a fan of ice-skating.
However, this little clip, found on Danse avec la Plume, is quite fascinating,
PROVIDED one turn off the sound and PROVIDED one ignore any claims to "art", as sheer SPORT, the expertise demonstrated is remarkable.
(Musicians, BEWARE. If one turns ON the sound, one will be falling about laughing ... it is BEYOND kitsch)
But as SPORT, it is most instructive
This is a French ice-skating couple from whose SPINAL CONTROL the ballet-trade has much to learn.
The man in particular is amazing.
Those lifts are quite terrifying, and his spine and shoulders are almost-ideally placed in every one. The only postural risks one finds him taking, is when coming out of grand plié where one notes slight spinal flexion.
As for the basic stance of his back, the curve at L5-S1 is most pronounced, precisely where a curve is the most useful. The rest of the back is what E. Gokhale calls "J-shaped".
At no time does one see either his rib-cage, or that of Mlle Papadakis projecting, in other words there is no pressure on the lumbar spine.
Whoever their coach in bio-mechanics may be, HATS OFF!!!
A word to the wise. Do not try this in your living room.