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The Enchanted Garden

 

The Firebird is one of the best-loved Russian folktales. The story of the magical glowing bird was made into a famous ballet, for which Stravinsky composed the music.

 

After listening to the composition of The Firebird and the retelling of the Russian folktale, the reception children decided they wanted to respond in a magical way. Their dance is set in an enchanted garden, which has had a spell cast over it, and the prince and princess are locked away. The Firebird enters the garden and uses his magical powers to awaken the plants, flowers and animals before finally setting the prince and princess free.

 

The Nursery responded to the same piece in dance. A film of their dance was shown while the Reception were performing.

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