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Sophie Martin and Constant Vigier enjoy a very adorable snooze on the floor of our studios while rehearsing Hansel & Gretel.

100 Days of The Sleeping Beauty

Day 92: Fairies in folklore

In The Sleeping Beauty, the fairies of the forest bring gifts to Aurora. However,
fairies have different legends in different countries. In many old Scottish tales, the fairies are responsible for very dark deeds like snatching babies, changing the form of adults and children, and setting curses on those that displease them, so people often left cakes, butter and cream to please the fairies.

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Day 74: good and bad characters

Each dancer learns up to four roles for The Sleeping Beauty tour. Dancer Kara McLaughlin’s role include both Carabosse and the Queen - a real mix of good and evil - and Kara admits that playing the baddie can be the most fun! Read an interview with her here.

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Day 41: Carabosse’s dress

Carabosse’s dress reflects her wild personality, embellished with spiders, beetles and webbing effects.

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Day 38: The Elfin Princes
Each character wears make-up on stage, but some have more complicated make-up than others! Aurora and the Queen, for example, wear minimal make-up, while the Elfin Princes spend a long time getting ready as their costumes involve both wigs and body paint.

100 Days of The Sleeping Beauty

Day 38: The Elfin Princes

Each character wears make-up on stage, but some have more complicated make-up than others! Aurora and the Queen, for example, wear minimal make-up, while the Elfin Princes spend a long time getting ready as their costumes involve both wigs and body paint.

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Day 37: Belle

Belle, who we meet running from the Beast, has a classically beautiful costume, including hand-painted silk flowers on the skirt.

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Day 35: Cinderella

When we meet Cinderella, she is running from the ball at midnight, and she has only one shoe on. At the wedding, she wears a Dior New Look-inspired hat shaped like a shoe.

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Day 34: Snow White

Snow White is in the forest, running away from the wicked queen’s huntsman. Pina and Lucinda tempt her with the poisoned apple before they are chased away. At Aurora’s wedding, Snow White’s costume includes a cute headband adorned with a sparkling red apple.

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Day 32: Fairytale maidens and the Princes
The four Princes who dance the Rose Adage were posted as a sleeping guard around Aurora. When the Prince kisses her, they also wake up, and while they have lost Aurora to her true love, they meet the fairytale maidens who have accompanied the Prince on his journey, and the four new couples attend Aurora’s wedding together. 

100 Days of The Sleeping Beauty

Day 32: Fairytale maidens and the Princes

The four Princes who dance the Rose Adage were posted as a sleeping guard around Aurora. When the Prince kisses her, they also wake up, and while they have lost Aurora to her true love, they meet the fairytale maidens who have accompanied the Prince on his journey, and the four new couples attend Aurora’s wedding together. 

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Day 31: Aurora
Aurora means ‘dawn’, and when the Prince wakes her, they dance together as the sun rises.

100 Days of The Sleeping Beauty

Day 31: Aurora

Aurora means ‘dawn’, and when the Prince wakes her, they dance together as the sun rises.