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 Post subject: So why does every ballerina want to be the Sugar Plum Fairy?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:36 am 
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by JUDITH MACKRELL for the Guardian
published: December 6, 2006

The cardinal rule of 19th-century ballet is that the ballerina always takes centre stage. Delicate, romantic Giselle, quick-witted Swanilda, glowing Princess Aurora - these women are not only heroines of their own stories, but everything about their character, dancing and style defines the poetry of the production around them.

There is, however, one exception. The Sugar Plum Fairy might seem to embody all that is benign in the Christmas fantasy of The Nutcracker, ...
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