BIOMECANICS OF THE LOWER LIMBS IN RELRVÉ EN POINTÉ OF CLASSIC BALLET
Keywords: ballet, pointé, kinetics, electromyogram
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Relevé en pointé of classic ballet is a technique of standing on tiptoe with hard ballet shoes (Fig.1). Foot and ankle injuries caused by the motion have troubled dancers (Keryl, 2006). Though mechanics of the ankle joint have been investigated, lower limb mechanics have not been analyzed yet (Lin et al., 2005). In addition, muscle activities of the lower limbs have not been focused on. The purpose of this study was to investigate mechanics of the hip and knee joints besides the ankle joint in relevé en pointé.
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