David McFall R.A. (1919 - 1988)


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1980/1 Shintaro dancing the Pas-de-basque

Height 12½"


Exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

1980 Catalogue No. 358

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Illustrated 1980 page 61

A ‘pas’ is a step in ballet.  ‘Pas de bas’ means step of the Basques, or ‘Pas de basques’ as the Scots prefer, and derives from national dances performed by the Basque people. It is halfway between a step and a leap, taken on the floor (glissé) or with a jump (sauté); it can be done moving toward the front or toward the back

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