Discover the Method that reveals the 6 Physical Principles of Classical Ballet in the film
Ballet's Secret Code
A unique resource of Behind the Scenes videos featuring exercises, tutorials, interviews and more...
150+ videos with commentaries
Filmed in the making of Ballet’s Secret Code
A method that is pure and anatomically sound
Discover the universal principles available to any dancer
Accessible, Artistic, Empowering
Exercises full of invention, beauty and long-forgotten steps
Explore the mind of a Master through
The Six Physical Principles
underlying the Cecchetti Method
A technique for the theatre
Cecchetti's Days of the Week
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Here you can download the 150+ videos with commentaries by director Julie Cronshaw, on all the exercises filmed in the making of Ballet’s Secret Code
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Accessible, Artistic, Empowering Discover the Method of Enrico Cecchetti through The Six Physical Principles of Classical Ballet
Dance better now and into maturity! Ballet today is acknowledged as one of the highest art forms in the world, but it is also known to be a risky business: all too often chewing up the bodies and minds of its devotees and spitting out the seeds.
Life-changing injuries decimate careers and obliterate decades of a dancer's dedication, leaving some of the very best in the business on the scrapheap. Ballet training today aims to develop athletic, hyper-flexible dancers whose sensational physical prowess astounds and mesmerises their audience. But at what cost? And where did all those classroom steps go?
Enter Maestro Cavalieri Enrico Cecchetti and the Method he called The Days of the Week
Explore the Six Physical Principles of classical ballet revealed through the Maestro's diverse, dynamically intricate and artistically nuanced enchaînements. Preserved over generations and handed down from teacher to student, they are beautiful, challenging,different and practical, a gateway to an alternative way of thinking about classical ballet training. Develop ballet technique through step-combinations that require skill, precision and dedicated practice but also work within, not beyond, anatomical limits. You could even reduce the potential for injury.
"I hope they will be an inspiration to your training, teaching or choreography.... a treasured resource and a path of stepping-stones to the next level of technique and performance. Enjoy! " Julie Cronshaw