Ref NoXZA/21
Alt Ref NoA(XZ)/21
TitleAbsolute Ballerina, The \ Portrait of Margot Fonteyn, A
DateJanuary 1992
Extent1 audio cassette
DescriptionOff-air recording: BBC Radio 3, 50 mins. Retrospective assessment of the art and achievement of Fonteyn, through conversation with friends and colleagues, and musical extracts. Parry uses the analogy of the role of Aurora to parallel Fonteyn's early life and career with the Royal Ballet. Contributions by: Ashton; Frederick, Edwards; Leslie, Helpmann; Robert, Mason; Monica, Nureyev; Rudolf, Shearer; Moira, Sibley; Antoinette, Somes; Michael, Valois; Ninette de, Brinson; Peter, Crisp; Clement, Money; Keith, Drummond; John, Hightower; Rosella, Lloyd; Maude and Foy; Patricia. Fonteyn; Margot (subject). Lambert; Constant (subject). Parry; Jann (presenter). Emery; Michael (producer).
Physical Description50 mins total.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/C2Sadler's Wells Ballet
DS/UK/C18Royal Ballet; 1931-1931-
DS/UK/C253Vic-Wells Ballet; 1930-1930-
DS/UK/C281Royal Academy of Dance; 1920-present1920-present
DS/UK/P21Ashton; Sir; Frederick (1904-1988); Knight1904-1988
DS/UK/P119Edwards; Leslie (1916-2001)1916-2001
DS/UK/P133Fonteyn; Dame; Margot (1919-1991); Ballet Dancer1919-1991
DS/UK/P172Helpmann; Sir; Robert (1909-1986)1909-1986
DS/UK/P259Mason; Monica (1941-)1941-
DS/UK/P289Nureyev; Rudolf (1938-1993)1938-1993
DS/UK/P347Shearer; Moira (1926-2006); Dancer and actress1926-2006
DS/UK/P350Sibley; Dame; Antoinette (1939-)1939-
DS/UK/P360Somes; Michael (1917-1994)1917-1994
DS/UK/P392Valois; Dame; Ninette de (1898-2001)1898-2001
DS/UK/P999Parry; Jann
DS/UK/P1145Brinson; Peter (1923-1995)1923-1995
DS/UK/P1146Crisp; Clement (1931-)1931-
DS/UK/P1525Money; Keith
DS/UK/P1809Drummond; Sir; John Richard Gray (1934-2006); Knight1934-2006
DS/UK/P2914Lambert; Constant (1905-1951)1905-1951
DS/UK/P2928Hightower; Rosella (1920-)1920-
DS/UK/P3239Lloyd; Maude
DS/UK/P3240Foy; Patricia
DS/UK/P3241Emery; Michael
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