1980/1 Shintaro dancing the Pas-de-basque


David McFall R.A. (1919 - 1988)

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1980/1 Shintaro dancing the Pas-de-basque


Height 12½"



Bronze


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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