The Male Ballet Dancer - Finis Jhung
DESCRIPTION Get ready for a jaw-dropping, eye-popping experience as you watch Gold-Silver-Bronze Medalist Joseph Michael Gatti perform the variations from Black Swan and Le Corsaire and then show "How It's Done" with Finis Jhung. Here is a thrilling display of the male bravura technique — all the virtuoso steps that stop the show and make audiences stand and cheer. Joes ability to turn is uncanny — he finishes most all his turns, including 9 pirouettes - on demi-pointe. His air turns are big and juicy, and his "trick" jumps are electrifying. Movement-by-movement, Finis and Joe go through all the steps and break down the preparations and main ideas. To help you better understand the mechanics of turns and jumps, Finis uses his teaching toys. This video is a Winner! CUSTOMER COMMENTS "This DVD is wonderful. Your instruction is so explicit—I was totally amazed at the amount of technical information you give." - Linda Caldwell, Teacher/Owner, N'styl Performance Wear, Orlando, FL "The Male Ballet Dancer DVD is a work of art in itself, and tremendously helpful. it gave me decisively useful tips on a number of techniques, including tours en l'air, that I simply never got before. it's really a program not just to watch and review, but to study. When I played it for the first time, I thought I'd watch a section or two and come back to it later, but I couldn't resist viewing one chapter after another, and before I knew it, I was watching the bonus interview at the end. Many thanks for all you bring to students of every age and level. you're living proof that we can keep learning and improving, and I'm excited about having a whole new appreciation and more importantly, a far more solid kinesthetic understanding of turns of various sorts as a direct result of your talent as a teacher, even "once removed" via media instruction." - Philip Golabuk, Director, The Field Center, Gainesville, FL "I was almost resigned to doing single tours en l'air forever - and landing on my butt quite a lot of the time, at that. Just one key hint from you in 'The Male Ballet Dancer' about what my arms should be doing in the plie, helped me get around for a double tour, twice, in my most recent class. And I had only had the DVD for a few days, too. I've still got a long way to go with my tours, but I feel like I've got a foothold now, something to work on. I hope that your tips and the different imagery you include on your DVDs continue to help me." - Tyler Saxton, Student- Computer Programmer, Melbourne, Australia "Astonishing. Astounding. The purest and most honest ballet dancing. Delivered with a lack of affectation and with seamless, fluid finishes that made rare artistry of the gimmicks." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times Purchase The Mle Ballet Dancer DVD at http://finisjhung.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=74.