It means "bend", from the verb plier, to bend. A smooth and continuous bending of the knees.
The words used in ballet are French, such as pas de chat which means 'step of a cat' or plié which is when you bend your knees.
"Plier" means to bend; "bend the knee" would be "plie le genou." In ballet dancing, we say "plié" when bending the knees.
Allegro. Adage means slow.
Flex your foot
I can't be sure, since "basic knee bend" isn't very exact. But most any knee bend in ballet can be referred to as a plie. (pronounced plee-ay)
A plie is an equal bend of both legs.
yes, in french it is. it means to rise and is a ballet term. as for English i don't think it is.
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Zapatos de ballet is the Spanish term for ballet shoes.