8/18/17 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: The Magic of Dance

Reflections by Margot Fonteyn with Mikhail Baryshnikov, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem the film includes dance history and fascinating facts. Continue reading

1/28/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- EXTRA: Rudolf Nureyev And Margot Fonteyn Perform Act II of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (Balcony Scene)


After the ball, Juliet (Margot Fonteyn)  is on her balcony, dreaming of Romeo  when he (Rudolf Nureyev) enters below. Continue reading

(REPOST) 6/7/16 O&A NYC DANCE: Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn- Romeo and Juliet 1966

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Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dance the Balcony scene from The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, 1966. Continue reading

Nureyev – Finale: Nureyev and Fonteyn in Pas de deux from ‘Le Corsaire’

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The pas de deux from Le Corsaire, is an  excerpt from the ballet created by Marius Petipa, in Saint Petersburg in 1899. Based on a poem by Byron, and was one of Rudolf ’s first successes. Once in the West, Nureyev danced this pyrotechnic pas de deux from Le Corsaire many times, always setting off wild enthusiasm. It was one of his bravura numbers. We find him, splendidly barbaric, erotic and feline with Margot Fonteyn as his partner, in a film from 1963. In general, the applause and the curtain calls lasted longer that the performance itself. Continue reading

6/7/16 O&A NYC DANCE: Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn- Romeo and Juliet 1966

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Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dance the Balcony scene from The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, choreography by Kenneth MacMillan, 1966. Continue reading