|Task 4: The Lilac Fairy (aged 3-5)|
The Lilac Fairy is the most important fairy. She is the last fairy to give
Fact - an old Russian good luck charm was to give a baby a sprig of lilac or actually place the cradle under a lilac bush.
The Lilac Fairy is a storyteller in the ballet, and she uses classical mime to tell the story. Many traditional ballets tell the story, not only through dancing, but also with gestures called pantomime, or mime for short.
Look at the clip of the Lilac fairy using mime to soften Carabosse’s curse. Discuss with your child what the gestures might mean.
Try some for yourself
What to look out for in the performance
In the Prologue look out for Carabosse and the Lilac fairy using mime. Can you see any other characters using gestures and mime?
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