Lost Margot Fonteyn footage rediscovered
Sleeping Beauty performance from 1959 will feature in BBC Ballet Season.
14 February 2014 at 5.44pm | Comment on this article
The Sleeping Beauty 1946 Fonteyn and Helpmann in The Awakening scene Photo by Frank Sharman ©ROH Collections
The footage is of Act II, including the iconic moment when the Prince awakens Aurora from her 100 year-long sleep with a kiss.
Other broadcasts in the season include ‘Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines’, and a documentary about ballet and World War II entitled ‘Dancing in the Blitz: How WWII Made Ballet British’.
The BBC Ballet Season starts on 1 March.