Charles le Picq (1744-1806)

Charles le Picq (1744-1806), French dancer and choreographer who studied with Noverre. Subsequently staged many of Noverre's ballets in many European countries. He was one of Noverre's most loyal pupils, and was responsible for the Naples and St. Petersburg editions of Noverre's LETTER SUR LA DANSE. He was also known as the "Apollo" of the dance. He danced opposite Madeleine Guimard.

(First published December 1991)

There are two fifth positions, the one you see in the book and the other is the best you can do -- which can be improved.