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    Dear Camilla,

    Re your enquiry about balance in ballet dancing especially when on pointe
    I would refer you to the following paper which certainly would apply in
    part to your ballet movement: Winter, et al. A unified theory regarding A/P
    and M/L balance in quiet standing. J. Neurophysiol. 75:2334-2343,1996. It
    identifies two completely separate mechanisms for balance when two feet are
    on the ground which would be applicable when a dancer is on pointe with
    both toes on the ground. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to
    discuss this further after you have read the paper. I can be reached at

    Dr. David Winter

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Biomechanics and Movement Science listserver
    > [mailto:BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL]On Behalf Of Camilla Pedersen
    > Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 5:54 AM
    > Subject: simulation of balance in ballet
    > Dear All,
    > My name is Camilla Pedersen. I'm doing my master degree at the
    > in Copenhagen. The subject is a simulation of balance in ballet. Right now
    > think the approach will be to use the COP to control the COM to be in a
    > desired position.
    > I would like to hear your opinions about the approach. Is it a good idea
    > control the COM by the COP instead of for example to control the COM
    > directly by the joints as it has been done in other simulations? I think
    > could give some interesting opportunities in a simulation to have a
    > of the ground force. Especially in ballet were you have to be very aware
    > have to use the floor for balance and for take-offs.
    > Are there some literature about how ballet dancers keep balance, how
    > use and control COP or some other literature that would be interesting in
    > this connexion?
    > I've just read: David Winter, Aftab Patla, Francois Prince, Milad Ishac,
    > Krystyna Gielo-Perczak Stiffness Control of Balance in quiet Standing J.
    > Neurophysiology 80(3) September 1998
    > Looking forward to your feedback and response,
    > Camilla Pedersen

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