The Fairies gave the following virtues to the baby princess Aurora at her Christening.
Coulante...A whirlwind of vitality
Lilac Fairy....Wisdom and Radiance
It was pointed out that being given these virtues is a wonderful gift, but in order to make them "work" one has to live them. Aurora brings all of these virtues to life. I'm thinking we should all aspire to live like this.
If you click on the link I have added, (under videos, choose 2010 rehearsal) you can watch the explanation of the "Rose Adagio" by principal dancer Heather Ogden. I can tell you that everyone in the audience holds their breath until this extremely difficult maneuver is performed and then APPLAUSE!!!!
I CANNOT WAIT to take my granddaughter to the ballet. She is already showing signs of great music and physicality.
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