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Fourth Position Arabesque

Fourth Arabesque: (a) Cecchetti; (b) Russian. In the Cecchetti method, the supporting leg is turned out and in fondu. The upstage arm is forward of the body and extends at the height of the top of the forehead. The downstage arm is slightly behind second position. The head tilts toward the upstage arm and eyes focus to the downstage corner. In the Russian method, the supporting leg is straight and turned out. The downstage arm extends forward. The upstage arm extends behind. The back arches to turn the body upstage. The head looks over the forward arm and tilts toward the downstage shoulder.