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The glamorous, turbulent life of Britain's international ballet superstar
At age 40, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff The Virgin Queen, Shameless) was one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th Century. At her creative peak, she was a woman torn between her loyalties to the Royal Ballet and her marriage to unfaithful Panamanian diplomat, Roberto de Arias (Con O'Neill Criminal Justice). Under mounting pressure to retire, Margot's unexpected pairing with young Russian émigré Rudolph Nureyev (Michiel Huisman The Young Victoria) caused a global sensation and created one of the most enduring and stunning ballet partnerships of all time. Also starring Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland), Derek Jacobi (Endgame) and Penelope Wilton (Pride & Prejudice), Margot is a timeless tale of love, performance, passion and self-sacrifice.
BONUS PROGRAM: The Royal Ballet
Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes dance scenes from the ballets, Swan Lake, Firebird and Ondine.
Top Customer Reviews
The best part of this pair of DVD's is the bonus disk featuring Fonteyn in segments from three ballets. My favorite is Ondine. For a terrific review of the ballets on the bonus disk, I recommend Ivy Lin's review. In fact, read all her ballet DVD reviews, you can learn a lot from them and be guided to some other DVD's you might like to add to your collection. Expert information.
I read up on Ms. Fonteyn after first view, and was amazed at how long she danced, how she grew to be an icon of the industry. It seems Ondine was written for her, and she is the perfect water sprite- playful, alluring, innocent. As a swan she is Grace defined. As a Firebird she is wild, free, commanding. She was such an AMAZING dancer, and by watching this video you get to see three sides of her abilities. Great!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We took our 2.5 yr old granddaughter to the Nutcracker at Christmas. She loved it and this movie is her favorite!!
Older performance which can't compare with current. Than again I don't even watch ballet.Published 5 days ago by johnny
My 4 year old watched it over and over. I enjoyed watching it with her. Beautiful performance.Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Haggerty
Evidently I hadn't read the description before I watched this. I expected it to be the overdone version of Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Benson
Good video, although I was disappointed with the many technical requirements to watch this on my compter. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Loretta Ramseyer