Behind the Costume: The Lilac Fairy
An in depth look at the new Lilac Fairy costume from The Sleeping Beauty with First Artist Claire Calvert.
Mal Barton, Costume Workshop Manager and Claire Calvert, First Artist with the Royal Ballet talk us through the revived Lilac Fairy costume from Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty. The materials, textures and made-for-movement design is all explained in detail by Mal whilst Claire demonstrates what the costume is like to move in and how “you can’t help feeling like a ballerina when wearing a tutu.”
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