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The physics of the "hardest move" in ballet - Arleen Sugano

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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.

What happens to the momentum that is created during a fouetté turn?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Arleen "Miss A" Sugano
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Director Anik Rosenblum
  • Producer Anik Rosenblum
  • Animator Anik Rosenblum
  • Artist Anik Rosenblum
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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