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Arabesque Audition Photo
By ballerinachloeymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 51, member since Fri Jan 21, 2011
On Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:35 PM

I know 4 photos is kind of a lot to pick from, but I really need help choosing an audition photo! It would really mean a lot to me if you could help me decide! Thank you :)

12 Replies to Arabesque Audition Photo

re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By artsy_athlete Comments: 20, member since Sat Oct 27, 2012
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 08:45 AM
I personally would go with number 3, your neck looks the least strained and your left arm is in a better position keeping your torso more squared to your centre. I also feel that your supporting knee looks the most pulled up in this photo. Overall I just feel like 3 is the most clean, even if your arabesque isn't as high in other pictures, people tend to care more about placement and technique then leg hight.
Good luck and enjoy your audition, you look like a great dancer!
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By ElleMcG Comments: 266, member since Sat Apr 13, 2013
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:01 PM
I was going to say the same thing... Go with 3rd pic!
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By Sumayah Comments: 6876, member since Wed Nov 12, 2008
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:10 PM
Edited by Sumayah (204191) on 2014-01-17 13:08:44
Third, definitely. You are much more over your supporting leg and your hips are more square, and the lines are pretty clean. Also, your back is parallel to the wall behind you. It's a nice reference point. Good luck auditioning!
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By Josianemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1643, member since Sun Nov 06, 2005
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 02:16 PM
I agree with number three. Your body position is better and your supporting leg is straighter
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By balletboyrhysmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 489, member since Sat Oct 14, 2006
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 03:37 PM
I guess number 3, I like your back arm better in 4 but your overall body positioning is better in 3
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By Dandeliondaisy Comments: 125, member since Sat Jun 08, 2013
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 09:59 PM
3rd. You're more square and not pulling back. Also your neck is a little more relaxed.
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By SharonDet Comments: 409, member since Mon Jun 04, 2012
On Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:52 PM
The third!
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By emdance24 Comments: 116, member since Mon Oct 28, 2013
On Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:01 PM
I like the third the most because your hips are squared. However, the second one is very nice; your epaulment, arch on pointe etc. I would advice to take another one to combine what I liked about the second and third:

1. Think about pushing over your pointe shoe.
2. Relax and reach with your arms.
3. Keep hips square.

If you take a picture with those three things, it would be perfect!

But if you are going to use one of these, use the third, it is wonderful :)
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By ballerinachloeymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 51, member since Fri Jan 21, 2011
On Sun Feb 23, 2014 02:55 PM
Thank you all for the help :)
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By SandraLAVixenmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 904, member since Tue Jul 18, 2006
On Mon Feb 24, 2014 03:24 AM
I think 4 is the closest to the correct pose but the arms are quite off in all of them. Can you retake?

The front arm is way too high, and the side arm should be slightly lowered.

It also looks like the camera is slightly in front, not profile, the camera needs to be moved back so you get a better profile and so it doesn’t look like you are opening your hips and torso as much.

Also, light it from the side, it gives you a much more dramatic look and will make you look longer and thinner. Lighting from the source of the camera makes anyone look flat and short.

Also, start from sousue en pointe, and just lift your back leg up when the photographer counts to 3.
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By Dancerat50member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 353, member since Fri Dec 18, 2009
On Thu Mar 13, 2014 02:10 PM
Definitely #3. Very clean lines.
re: Arabesque Audition Photo
By greenpumpkinmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2214, member since Thu Dec 20, 2007
On Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
Photos 1, 3 and 4 have problems with a foreshortened left arm. We work hard to make long lines, and to present them at angles that make them look long to the audience. For this reason, the left arm heading toward the back is preferable for a photo (although I understand that we sometimes do practice with the arm straight out to the side).

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