Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals


Sarah Robinson

*Correction (Oct. 21): Rhea was previously listed as performing a ritual for an incorrect dance.

In performance arts, so much can go wrong during every show. MVHS student performers have many of their own rituals that they go through before each performance, each intended to bring good luck. These rituals range from short group dances to avoiding certain phrases. Hover over the photos below to learn about them.

Story co-written by Fatima Ali. Additional reporting by Anjana Melvin.