Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann, Lynn Seymour, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit
Director: Tony Palmer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
This documentary tells the story of Margot Fonteyn, the most famous dancer that England has ever produced. It is a story of courage and tenacity, of unbelievable devotion ? to her art and to those whom she loved. Among the... more »
Beautiful and tragic.....
Wanda Garofalo | Chicago,Il USA | 11/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is by the noted documentarian, Tony Palmer. It presents the extraordinary life of the dancer, Dame Margot Fonteyn, who was considered to be the most lyrically beautiful ballet dancer of the 20th century. She was an international star, as beloved in the U.S. as she was in her native England. She started seriously dancing while a talented teenager in the mid-1930s and did not actually retire until 1979, at the age of 60. She was considering retirement in the early 1960s when she met the recently defected star of the Kirov Ballet, the young (23) Russian Rudolf Nureyev. The two became a team of astonishing grace and beauty and international superstars, dancing sold-out performances all over the world. This compelling film traces her life from the very beginnings to its lonely and tragic end in 1991. As Mr. Palmer suggests, you can't make this stuff up. Note: Frederick Ashton was her primary choreographer."