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The magic of dance, part VI
Additional title: Salut d'amour à Margot Fonteyn (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Marguerite and Armand (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Narrator)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Dancer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Dancer)
Westmoreland, Terry (Teacher)
Emblen, Ronald (Speaker)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Edwards, Leslie (Dancer)
Foy, Patricia (Producer)
Guest, Ivor, 1920-2018 (Consultant)
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 (Composer)
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 (Set designer)
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980 (Costume designer)
Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934 (Composer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Host)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Royal Ballet. School (Performer)
British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)

The magic of dance

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Place: U.K.
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Fonteyn in the lighting booth of Covent Garden Theatre discussing her career -- Salut d'amour à Margot Fonteyn (7 min.) / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, Edward Elgar ; performed by Margot Fonteyn and Ashton at the gala celebrating Fonteyn's 60th birthday in May 1979. Also includes the evening's final curtain call showing Ninette De Valois and Marie Rambert -- Young children of the Royal Ballet School performing short dances -- Royal Ballet company class taught by Terry Westmoreland (6 min.) -- Rehearsal onstage with Michael Somes leading the members of the Royal Ballet -- Ronald Emblen discussing and demonstrating stage make-up for the role of Dr. Coppélius (5 min.) -- Marguerite and Armand (31 min.) / choreography, Ashton ; music, Franz Liszt ; scenery and costumes, Cecil Beaton ; performed by Margot Fonteyn (Marguerite), Rudolf Nureyev (Armand), Michael Somes (Armand's father), Leslie Edwards, and members of the Royal Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7269
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-150 (former)
Theatrical makeup
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life TV and RM Productions, Munich ; producer, Patricia Foy.
Content: Part VI: Out in the limelight, home in the rain.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Last in a six-part series that surveys the history of theatrical dance (non-chronological).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837013034-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159796
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 69aa8c80-7b91-0135-15c8-45dbea4febcf
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1979: Created
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 13, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1979). The magic of dance Retrieved from

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The magic of dance