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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Saturday Rehearsal Saying

Saturday Rehearsal Saying

Dancers and actors are a superstitious lot. I’ve talked about this before. And today I present an old adage that comes up often in the dance world.

I’m talking about the idea that if one has a bad dress rehearsal it means a good performance. This is a common thought for anyone in the theater. But where does it come from and could it actually be true?

Where this well-known saying comes from is a mystery. Perhaps it started with a director trying to boost the morale of his dancers/actors after a disastrous dress rehearsal. Maybe it evolved simply because mistakes happen in rehearsal and are thus able to be fixed in the opening show.  If this is the case, the saying is true: make all the mistakes you can before an audience is in the theater.

Whatever the case, a dose of positive thinking before opening night is a good thing!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #105:
“It is said that a bad dress rehearsal means a good performance.”

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