Matthew Bourne 4

Aurora romps Isadora-style at an Edwardian-era tennis party (photo by Mikah Smillie). “I wanted Aurora to reflect her time. She turns 21 in 1911, so within that context, I saw her as a forward-looking, spirited young woman. I used Isadora Duncan as inspiration—she was changing dance at that point in history. Our Aurora is a woman of nature, she loves dancing without her shoes on. She’s not a regular princess.” —MB