When Carabosse, an evil fairy, is not invited to the christening of the christening of Princess Aurora she puts a curse on the child which the Lilac Fairy softens to a sleep of 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell.
Based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, the ballet was first presented at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1890. Over 100 years later, Primavera Dance Company will be presenting the ballet this summer.
Her eyes flick up from her laptop, Mercy’s presence turning the from focused to confused. Not that she didn’t enjoy night time company - it was one of her favorite things, but she hadn’t expected her little dancer friend to be fond of it. Maybe leaving to skip around in a tutu had changed her more than expected.
Turning down the brightness on her laptop, she pats the empty space next to her. “Ya can stay here if ya really want ta, M. - - Need anythin’?”
Mercy walked, almost skipping, to the bed and let herself fall to the area where Rhaine indicated.
“‘Kay, good. Thanks,” she replied, curling up on the spot beside her. “I don’t need anything I just…” I kind of missed you, Rhaine! “Nah, I don’t need anything. What are you doing?”