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Why 13 Can Be Lucky For Aspiring Performers

Why 13 Can Be Lucky For Aspiring Performers

Actors and many involved in the entertainment field can be a superstitious lot of people. There are customs and traditions in the field of theater that are based on suspicions. Did you know, it is bad luck to whistle in a dressing room? Never wish an actor good luck, but instead say “Break a leg.” The origins of the “Break a leg” wish remains uncertain, but a prominent theory suggests that the thin curtains that mask the wings of the stage are referred to as “legs” and to enter from the wings, an actor must first “Break a leg.”

The number 13 is widely considered as unlucky, with an associated phobia, specifically developed around it, labelled as Triskaidekaphobia. It is not legally required, but in public places, no floors are labelled with the number 13. The origin of the belief of 13 as being unlucky appears to have some Christian connotation, as there were 13 people at the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on Friday 13th. Conversely, the number 13 can also be considered as lucky in some cultures:

Thirteen is the age at which boys achieve Bar Mitzvah in Judaism.

It is also believed that God has 13 Attributes of Mercy.

Sikhs believe that the number thirteen is special number because of the legend of Guru Nanak Dev.

In Hinduism, memorial feasts are held for the peace of the departed soul, on the thirteenth day following a death.

The seal of the United States contains 13 colonies on which the country was founded.

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As an actor or anyone involved in the field of entertainment, the year 2013, should hold some significance, no matter, what your belief or superstitions are. Movie Auditions 2013, will provide the aspiring actors, singers dancers or any type of performer to showcase their talents. Auditioning may be a difficult process, and often, much support is needed. The idea of having to audition for a role, may be as, or even more intimidating to neophytes, than performing in front of thousands of people or in front of the camera. Proper auditioning is a process, that requires knowledge and practice.

The real world auditions 2013, provides the chance for thousands of young adults to be one of the seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their daily lives taped. One of the shows that became the purveyors of reality television, it is viewed by millions and no prior acting experience is required. In fact the only requirement is to be between the age of 18 to 24 yrs old. The process of trying out for “The Real World” is simplified to either attending a casting call or mailing in an audition tape. The experience may be invaluable to the aspiring actor.

There are opportunities for the aspiring actor to create and maintain luck in 2013, despite some of the unlucky association that are are attached to the number 13.