The Five Sisters June 2014
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5 Sisters live with their mother near the edge of a dark forest. Each has a unique strength: Compassion, Perseverance, Courage, Patience, & Loyalty.
 
 
Songbirds
 
Butterflies
 
Butterflies
 
The gift of Compassion.
 
The gift of Compassion.
 
The gift of Courage.
 
The gift of Courage.
 
 
The gift of Loyalty.
 
The gift of Loyalty.
 
The gift of Patience.
 
The gift of Perseverance.
 
The gift of Perseverance.
 
Elspeth, the mother, must leave her daughters to care for a sick friend. She warns them to stay out of the dark forest.
 
The elder sisters dare the youngest to look for pixies in the forest. When she does, she disappears. They must find her before she finds danger.
 
The youngest sister has found friendly Northwoods Pixies.
 
 
The 4 older sisters are delayed by the Southwoods Pixies.
 
Anna, the youngest sister, is alone and cold as the sun sets. Shadows creep out from behind trees.
 
Shadows
 
Shadows
 
Oracles of Silver Dawn warn the older sisters time is passing quickly.
 
Bodiless hands guard a witch named Baba Yaga.
 
Bodiless hands guard a witch named Baba Yaga.
 
Baba Yaga can conjure fire.
 
Baba Yaga can conjure Fire.
 
Baba Yaga can conjure Fire.
 
The witch commands the Wind.
 
The witch commands the Wind.
 
Minions are seekers that have failed Baba Yaga's impossible challenges. They must serve her for the rest of their lives.
 
The 4 sisters find Baba Yaga and ask if she has seen their little sister.
 
Baba Yaga has captured the little sister. She will free her only if each sister accomplishes an impossible task.
 
The Blues come out as the sisters begin.
 
The Blues
 
Ravens
 
The search for the Ghost Orchid.
 
Sister compassionately mends a Raven's injured wing. She asks the birds to help her find the Ghost Orchid.
 
Ravens locate the Ghost Orchid.
 
The Ravens fly the sister to the highest bows of the tree. She takes the Ghost Orchid back to Baba Yaga.
 
Yellow Ladyslippers - a rare forest flower.
 
Oracles of Sunlight show time is passing.
 
Oracles of Sunlight show time is passing.
 
Oracles of Sunlight show time is passing.
 
Sister uses Courage to face a terrible Monster.
 
She rescues girls from the Monster, and they give her a bag of water from the lake. Sister puts the bag in her sifter and runs to Baba Yaga's thicket.
 
Sister uses Patience to solve a riddle.
 
Stone Sprites come to life and give her their Ethereal Light. Sister takes the light back to Baba yaga.
 
With Perseverance, Sister husks grains of wheat by hand.
 
Perseverance
 
Rain falls gently.
 
Rain
 
Oracles of Nightfall warn the sand in the hour glass has fallen quickly.
 
The Minions admire the littlest sister's Loyalty when she refuses Baba Yaga's offer of freedom.
 
The Minions and Sister plan their escape.
 
Baba Yaga plans to keep them as prisoners anyway. The Sisters and Minions pounce on Baba Yaga and throw her in the fire.
 
The Five Sisters escape and reunite with their mother.
 
Bows
 
Another amazing performance by Principle Dance!