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  1. To support; to sustain; a movement where one leg is evenly drawn to the other - it can be done in place, with half or whole turn either outwards (en dehors) or inwards (en dedans), and either on the floor (à terre), 45°, 90° or 120°.
  2. ["sustained"]. (a) Performed smoothly and slowly. (b) Also used to indicate a smooth détourné. For (a), can be: where from 5th position, the working leg is taken out to the front, 2nd position, or to the back, while the supporting leg is lowers to demi-plié. Then the supporting leg rises to demi or full pointe while the working leg is drawn into it, ending in a tight sus-sous position. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY

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