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Third Position Arabesque

Third Arabesque: (a) Cecchetti; (b) Russian. In the Cecchetti method, the body is in profile to the audience. Both arms are forward; the upper arm is away from the audience and extends to the level of the top of the forehead. The lower arm is nearest the audience and at shoulder height. The eyes focus straight ahead as if looking through a window created by the arms. In the Russian method, the body faces a downstage corner, and the supporting leg is the downstage leg. The upstage arm is forward of the body and extends at eye level. The downstage arm is in second position. The eyes focus over the fingertips of the front hand.