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NYCB Vol. 6 No. 24 - Sleeping Beauty

"Ms. Nichols spotted intriguing similarities between the Lilac Fairy and Glinda, the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. 'There's some Sugarplum Fairy in the Lilac Fairy, too,' she says. She chose to express the Fairy's deep-seated qualities of goodness and leadership by consciously enlarging every movement and dancing on an extra grand scale. 'Lilac is the top fairy, the one in control, and I needed to show her presence,' she says." --Terry Trucco for Playbill, 2004.

Kyra Nichols as the Lilac Fairy. Photo by Martha Swope, 1991.

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