To bend the knees. Also called a flex position. Demi-plie is a half bending of the knees. Grande-plie is a full bending of the knees. (In French, any bend of the body is plie.)
(plee ay) - means bent, bending - of the knee or knees In photo, Center for Dance Education Student Photo by Kim Kenney
A position with the knees bent and the back straight.
A bending of the knees with hips, legs, and feet turned outward.
A bend of the knees.
A gymnastics and dance movement. Most movements in ballet technique begin and end with a plié, which is a bend and stretch of the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Demi- and grand-pliés are done as an exercise at the beginning of the barre work and are done as half-bends and full-bends of the knee.
A basic bending movement of the knees; in French, it means "bent". This can be taken to demi-pliÃ© (a comfortable, natural bend) or grand-pliÃ©, where the dancer bends all the way down until their buttocks reach their feet, whilst maintaining classical turn-out.