2 3 Saturday Whistling Superstition | Ballet Webb

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saturday Whistling Superstition

Saturday Whistling Superstition

One well known theatrical superstition is this: It is bad luck to whistle in a theater (or back stage). But why?

Early on, those who worked the rigging (ropes) backstage were sailors. They quite literally, “knew the ropes”. To communicate with each other, the sailors used whistles as signals. Obviously, if a dancer or actor whistled, it could confuse the whole operation, and ruin the show. Bad luck indeed!

So there is (was) a logical reason why whistling in a theater or backstage was said to be bad luck.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstition #106:
“It is bad luck to whistle in a theater.”

Link of the Day:

Quote of the Day:
Nobody likes a whistler, particularly not the divinity that shapes our ends.”
Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story

                Help expand the knowledge base!
 Leave a comment about any instructions, ideas, or images that worked best for you!

My latest books are coloring books! They are available on Amazon.

Want to know more about me? Read my interview at Ballet Connections:

Or "Like" me on my Facebook Author Page:

Or visit my Pinterest page:

For interesting articles involving mental health:

No comments:

Post a Comment