The Margot Fonteyn storyAdditional title: Baiser de la fée (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Façade (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Ondine (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)Additional title: Salut d'amour à Margot Fonteyn (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Puppenfee (Choreographic work : Clustine)Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Coralli and Perrot)Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ashton and Sergeev, N after Petipa, M)
NamesFonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Narrator)Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)De Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001 (Commentator)Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Commentator)Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986 (Commentator)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Commentator)Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931 (Dancer)Katrak, Nicola (Dancer)Foy, Patricia (Producer)MacMillan, Kenneth (Choreographer)Sadler's Wells Ballet (Performer)Royal Ballet (Performer)Wiener Staatsoper. Ballett (Associated name)
Dance in America Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1989
Table of ContentsDANCE CONTENTS. - Cassette 1: Excerpts from: Swan lake, Act II, Odette's solo, danced by Fonteyn. The fairy doll (1921, b&w), danced by Anna Pavlova. Le baiser de la fée: The fiancee's solo (chor: Ashton), danced by Nicola Katrak. Giselle: Act I pas de deux (1937, b&w), danced by Fonteyn, Helpmann, and the Sadler's Wells Ballet. TV solo (1937, b&w), danced by Fonteyn. Façade: Tarantella finale (1937, b&w) (chor: Ashton), danced by the Sadler's Wells Ballet. The sleeping beauty: Rose adagio (1959, b&w) (director: Margaret Dale), danced by Fonteyn and the Royal Ballet. Ondine: Shadow dance (1966, b&w) (chor: Ashton), danced by Fonteyn. Giselle: Act II pas de deux (1962), danced by Fonteyn and Nureyev. - Cassette 2: Excerpts from: Romeo and Juliet: Balcony scene pas de deux (1966, b&w), danced by Fonteyn and Nureyev. Swan lake: Act III, Black swan pas de deux (1966) (director: Truck Branss; chor: Nureyev), danced by Fonteyn and Nureyev with the Vienna State Opera Ballet. Salut d'amour (1979) (chor: Ashton), danced by Fonteyn and Ashton.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7982Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2110 (former)
TopicsGreat performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991
GenresTelevision programsTelevised danceDocumentary filmsBiographical filmsMotion pictures
NotesCreation/production credits: An Antelope/Aurora Production for Reiner Moritz Associates and Channel Four Television, in association with La Sept, ABC Australia, TV2 Denmark, BRT, and Radio Telefis Eireann. Producer/director: Patricia Foy. Producer for Antelope Films: Mischa Scorer. Telecast by WNET/Thirteen, New York, on the Great Performances: Dance in America series on February 16, 1990.Content: Cassette 1: 62 min. Cassette 2: 30 min. Repeats 4-1/2 min. of Cassette 1.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (92 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDocumentary on the life and 45-year-long performing career of British ballerina Margot Fonteyn, who narrates the film from her cattle farm in Panama. Commentaries by Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann, Rudolf Nureyev, and others are interspersed with footage illustrating important roles and significant moments in her life, culminating with her 60th birthday gala performance at Covent Garden in 1979.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY906041784-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169305Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7d6a9f40-804c-0135-e30a-4bc071c11288
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