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jete (plural jetes)
- (ballet) A leap from one foot to the other in which one leg appears to be "thrown" in the direction of the movement.
1990 April 13, Laura Molzahn, “Priestly Perversions”, Chicago Reader:
- Finally one of the first three breaks through the barrier, but instead of a jete, he takes an incredible headfirst dive and slides along the floor.
1990 August 24, Effie Mihopoulos, “American Jazz Dance World Congress '90”, Chicago Reader:
- While some of the choreography was too obvious, there were stunning visual images throughout, such as Michelangelo (Paul A. Brown) being lifted in a wide jete on the arms and shoulders of a few dancers while the rest of the crowd reached imploring arms up to him.
1991 March 1, Cerinda Survant, “American Ballet Theatre”, Chicago Reader:
- The men quickly lower their partners from a supported jete to lying flat on the floor with no apparent landing or transition; they swing them around the floor, spinning the women in splits, then on their knees.