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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Silly Saturday Saying

Silly Saturday Saying

Over time and many performances, dancers learn a variety of ways to calm their performance jitters. One of them is today’s Silly Saying: Imagine every man in the audience is bald. Picture how this might look as you scan the audience. Even in the dark, it would d be noticeable and humorous. And humor helps you relax.

I heard once that some critic or patron actually bought selected tickets for all his bald male friends so the reflective heads would spell out a word or two. I don’t know if this is actually true or not, but it adds another level to the idea of imagining a bald audience.

If this doesn’t help, try imagining something else to add humor or absurdity to the moment. It will lighten the mood.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

 Ballet Silly Saying #70:  
“To calm performance jitters, imagine every man in the audience is bald.

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