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Author: Tony PalmerMargot FonteynLynn SeymourColette ClarkMeredith DanemanAll authors
Publisher: 2005.
Series: Rudolf Nureyev Collection
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Documentary about the life and career of Margot Fonteyn featuring new and archival interviews with colleagues, friends and family members interspersed with performance, newsreel and home movie footage. The documentary explores Fonteyn's on and off-stage struggles: her childhood and relationship with her mother; her dance training and position in the Royal Ballet; her relationship with conductor Constant Lambert; the
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary and factual works
Dance
Video
Named Person: Margot Fonteyn; Constant Lambert; Rudolf Nureyev; Margot Fonteyn; Constant Lambert; Rudolf Nureyev
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Palmer; Margot Fonteyn; Lynn Seymour; Colette Clark; Meredith Daneman; Beryl Grey; Ninette De Valois; Frederick Ashton; Robert Helpmann, Sir; John Tooley; Andrew Motion; Michael Somes; Wendy Ellis Somes; Leslie Edwards; Roland Petit; Clive Barnes; Kenneth MacMillan; Monica Mason; Moira Shearer; Antoinette Sibley; Anthony Dowell; Desmond Kelly; Robert Gottlieb; Patricia Foy; Georgina Parkinson; Rudolf Nureyev; Royal Ballet.
OCLC Number: 84693990
Notes: This is the un-cut documentary; the version broadcast on ITV was approx. 50 min. shorter.
Performer(s): Interviewees include Lynn Seymour, Colette Clark, Avril Bergen, Meredith Daneman, David Scrase, Pheobe Fonteyn, Peter Wright, Hilda Hookham, Keith Money, Margot Fonteyn, Patsy, Lady Jellicoe, Beryl Grey, Ninette De Valois, Pamela May, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann, John Tooley, Andrew Motion, Wendy Ellis Somes, Michael Somes, Michael Wood, Leslie Edwards, Joy Brown, Roland Petit, Donald MacLeary, Clive Barnes, Kenneth MacMillan, Monica Mason, Moira Shearer, David Wall, Deanne Bergsma, Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell, Demond Kelly, Robert Gottleib, Joan Thring, John Wayne, Patricia Foy, Roberto Arias, Georgina Parkinson, Rudolf Nureyev, Rosario Galindo, Deborah MacMillian, Ana Cristina Alvarado, Buenaventura Medina, Rosita Arias Vallarino, Tony Burton.
Event notes: Broadcast on ITV in Aug. 2005.
Description: 2 videodiscs (NTSC) (164 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc 1 (82 min.) --
Disc 2 (82 min.).
Series Title: Rudolf Nureyev Collection
Other Titles: Façade (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Salut d'amour à Margot Fonteyn (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Giselle (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Coralli and Perrot)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Petipa, M)
Corsair (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M).
Responsibility: directed by Tony Palmer.

Abstract:

Documentary about the life and career of Margot Fonteyn featuring new and archival interviews with colleagues, friends and family members interspersed with performance, newsreel and home movie footage. The documentary explores Fonteyn's on and off-stage struggles: her childhood and relationship with her mother; her dance training and position in the Royal Ballet; her relationship with conductor Constant Lambert; the Royal Ballet's experiences during World War II and the company's move to Covent Garden; Fonteyn's relationship with Roland Petit; the growth of her fame in America; her marriage to Dr. Roberto "Tito" Arias, its political implications, the effects of her husband's paralysis, her relationships with her son-in-law Roberto, her move to a farm in Panama; Fonteyn's dance partnership with Rudolf Nureyev; the continuation of her career despite age and health problems; her later life in Panama and financial difficulties; her death and legacy.

DANCE CONTENTS: excerpts of Margot Fonteyn performing in Swan lake, Sleeping beauty, First arabesque, Giselle (with Nureyev), Facade, The nutcracker, Le corsair (with Nureyev), Romeo and Juliet (with Nureyev), Salut d'amour. Also includes footage of Fonteyn and Nureyev in a rehearsal for Birthday offering.

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