Arleen Sugano | TED-Ed
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In the third act of “Swan Lake”, the Black Swan pulls off a seemingly endless series of turns, bobbing up and down on one pointed foot and spinning around and around and around … thirty-two times.
How is this move — which is called a fouetté — even possible? Arleen Sugano unravels the physics of this famous ballet move.
Lesson by Arlene Sugano.
Animation by Dancing Line Productions.