|Task 2: Good and Bad Characters (ages 6-9)|
Traditional fairytales are magical stories of adventure with lots of characters, including witches, queens, elves, princes, dragons, ogres and, of course, fairies. Fairytales often include lots magic and enchantment, a wicked character and a kind character, and in the end goodness is rewarded.
In Scottish Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, the Elfin Princes are guards of
In Scottish folklore, fairies were believed to be very mischievous and troublesome wee folk. The naughtiest of fairies would bewitch people, steal cows and even kidnap wives and children! People used to leave out cream, butter and cakes to try to please the fairies and avoid their tricks and games. People believed that a fairy either belonged to the
Create your own character
We want you to think of your own fairytale character and create a character card for them. Have a look at The Sleeping Beauty cards to help you. Is he/she good or bad? Would your character be in the
Download and print the Character card template
Why not try...
If you have time, you can come up with a movement or short dance for your character. You can share and perform this with your family. These words may help you when thinking about your dance - play, jump, turn, pause and rhythm.
What to look out for in the performance:
Look for the contrasts in the good and bad characters, what differences in movement can you spot?
A creature blocks out the sun, can you see it?
Watch out for ravens on the conservatory roof when Carabosse is approaching.
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