, a quick whip
ping movement of the leg
while raised and spinning. The most famous occurrence is in Swan Lake
, where Odile
has thirty-two consecutive ones. This was a party trick of the great Pierina Legnani
, creator of the role in 1895, and was put in the choreography
for her. It is now seen as one of the classic tests of a ballerina
French for whipped. The full term is fouetté en tournant, 'whipped in (while) turning'.