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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saturday Running Superstition

Saturday Running Superstition

A dance superstition I witnessed was running laps around the stage. It probably started as a way to warm up right before curtain, but for many dancers it became a ritual.

Every dancer who does this seems to have developed their own set of rules for having it produce a good performance. Running clockwise, or counterclockwise; or running a set number of laps.

This is usually done in costume, right before the curtain goes up. And of course it is done very quietly. I guess that’s why I usually saw male dancers doing it – not the women in pointe shoes.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstition #168:
“Running laps around the stage is thought to assure a good performance.”

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