ANALYSIS OF THE AERIAL AND LANDING PHASES OF THE GRAND JETE

  • T. Thomas
  • J. Murray
  • L. Stanley
  • P. Galler
  • D. G.E. Robertson
Keywords: inverse dynamics, moment powers, jumping, ballet, dance

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to quantify the ground reaction forces, moments of forces and moment powers during the landing from the ballet jump called the grand jete. In addition, the flight phase was examined to determine whether the illusion of linear motion occurred. Laws (2002) has stated that it is possible for dancers to give the illusion of "floating" or traveling linearly rather than parabolically during the flight phase of a grand jete by raising the arms and/or the legs at an appropriate speed.
Published
2008-03-25