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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Rituals

Saturday Rituals

As silly as it sounds, especially in this age of science and technology, pre-performance rituals can be important and serve a very useful purpose.

It doesn’t matter what the ritual is, or how silly or odd it may appear, a ritual is helpful for student dancers as well as professionals. A ritual clears the mind and creates a mindset of leaving outside problems outside the theater. A ritual is comforting, producing a calmness that helps mental focus.

A collective ritual, like having cast members form a circle and hold hands just before the opening curtain, brings everyone together and fosters cohesiveness, unity of purpose, and helps boost confidence.

 It really doesn’t matter what the ritual is, just that it is.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #134:
“Creating pre-performance rituals can be important.”

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“When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things.”
― Muriel BarberyThe Elegance of the Hedgehog

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