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Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration

Nadia Nerina / Robert Helpmann / Margot Fonteyn / Rudolf Nureyev ICA DVD

This DVD features stunning performances of some of the most popular and enduring works in the ballet repertoire. Nadia Nerina is at her most charming and beguiling in Les Sylphides and Coppélia, while the pas de deux from Giselle showcases the legendary partnership that is Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in rare footage of one of their earliest collaborations. The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historical performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.

Les Sylphides - BBC Studio recording, 1956
Dancers: Nadia Nerina, Philip Chatfield, Rowena Jackson, Julia Farron

Coppélia (Adapted for television by Margaret Dale) - BBC Studio recording,1957
Dancers: Nadia Nerina, Robert Helpmann, Donald Britton

Giselle (Pas De Deux from Act II) - BBC Studio recording,1962
Dancers: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

Philharmonia Orchestra, Robert Irving
London Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery
Pro Arte Orchestra, Marcus Dods

Picture: 4:3
Sound: Enhanced Mono
Running Time: 99:46 mins
Region code: 0
Format: NTSC
A BBC recording