Monday, March 7, 2011

Palace Fairy

Lindsay was able to participate in the Nutcracker last year. After her audition for a part, we found out she was assigned to be a Palace Fairy. I say assigned because I believe everybody gets a part in the ballet. With the younger girls, they're mostly placed by what costumes they would fit into. Lindsay loved the Spanish Dancers and said she would like to have that part when she gets older.

If you're familiar with the Nutcracker, then you'd have a pretty good guess as to when she appears. If you're not familiar, shame on you, just kidding, mostly. Towards the end of the ballet before the Sugar Plum Fairy dances, Clara and the Nutcracker go to his palace to be entertained and have a big party. Lindsay and the other Palace Fairies were in that opening scene and did a welcome dance to the Sugar Plum Fairy. Of course, every Nutcracker story will vary from company to company.

Fun fact! Did you know that sugared plums are really just prunes? Oh yes. Not as pretty sounding huh? The dance of the Prune Fairy, nope, doesn't quite work.

Oh, and Lindsay was wonderful. Jeff, Abbey, and I were able to catch one of her performances. She was beautiful and her costume was personally one of my favorites.


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SuzanSayz said...

Sweet little Lu. Even though the costume isn't my favorite of all the ones she has worn previously I still think she is lovely as can be.

Jeanette said...

She is beautiful! I love the costume too. I wish you had a video clip to go with the post. I would love to see her dance too. I bet she did a beautiful job.

Alicia said...

I LOVE the Nutcracker. I played the music in Orchestra in HS, and fell in love. I got to see it with Daniel, our first Christmas together and wish I could see it every year!

Brooke said...

She is just beautiful! I hope Riley ends up sticking with dance. Her first "recital" is in June, which will be fun to watch.

I'm so happy you're back to blogging! :)