But this year's motif is more gender neutral, revolving around a sleeping princess
but using the helpful hints of dragon escorts to solve the puzzle.
A century later, Prince Florimund is guided to the castle by the Lilac Fairy, overcoming the obstacles created by Carabosse, and awakening the sleeping princess
with a kiss.
Curator Jody Blake says "those who follow things Russian" will love the Ballets Russes 1920s costumes by Leon Bakst for The Sleeping Princess
Mr Brindani said: "She is not dead in the picture but looks as if she is a sleeping Princess
Bakst's work is epitomised in the Sleeping Princess
programme staged at London's Alhambra Theatre in 1921.
Eventually the writing flows effortlessly, but, in the foreword and first chapter, Pleshakov tries too hard to make the book read like a novel, and the result is often corny: Siberia, he writes, "was like a sleeping princess
, waiting to be awakened by a kiss.