Definitions

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  • n. A complex balletic step, defined differently for different schools but generally involving a double rond de jambe

Etymologies

From French gargouillade, from gargouiller ("to bubble") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An elderly admirer of Camargo, seated on my left, told me that in her youth she could perform the 'saut de basque' and even the 'gargouillade', and that nobody had ever seen her thighs, although she always danced without drawers.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • In "The Nutcracker" he takes the most famous step of the original 1892 Sugar Plum Fairy, the gargouillade a sideways jump in which the feet write rapid rings in the air - whole series of them - and gives it instead to the ballet's third-ranking female figure, the Marzipan dancer, who performs it to different music.

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  • An elderly admirer of Camargo, seated on my left, told me that in her youth she could perform the ‘saut de basque’ and even the ‘gargouillade’, and that nobody had ever seen her thighs, although she always danced without drawers.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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