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Articles tagged with "Margot Fonteyn"

BBC to broadcast behind-the-scenes Nutcracker documentary on Christmas Day 2016

30 November 2016

A new feature-length documentary captures the backstage preparations for the return of The Royal Ballet's iconic Christmas production.

60 years of being royal: How The Royal Ballet got its charter

31 October 2016

October 2016 marks 60 years since Sadler’s Wells Ballet became The Royal Ballet – a change which was hotly debated in the press at the time.

Debate: Is ballet an art form or a sport?

23 August 2016

Combining extreme physical exertion with grace, beauty and subtle interpretation: are dancers athletes or artists?

The historic ballet tour that nearly didn’t happen

3 August 2016

Diverted planes, missed rehearsals, and a shoplifting discus thrower: the Bolshoi's 1956 Covent Garden season got off to an uncertain start.

Frederick Ashton and Margot Fonteyn honoured with English Heritage blue plaques

10 June 2016

Iconic blue plaques affixed to the former homes of two of 20th century ballet's greatest stars celebrate their careers and legacy.

What are your first memories of ballet?

11 May 2016

Share your memories of first experiences of classical dance from The Royal Ballet and beyond.

From the Archives: The Royal Ballet’s first performance of The Sleeping Beauty in 1946

18 February 2016

The Royal Ballet's classic production is 70 years old this year.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: The historic costumes for MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet

25 September 2015

Fifty years after the ballet had its premiere, we take a look at the beautiful costumes for MacMillan’s iconic ballet.

Creating a Classic: How Kenneth MacMillan created Romeo and Juliet

22 September 2015

MacMillan made ballet history with his first full-length ballet.

ROH Collections Item of the Month: Photos of early Royal Ballet Tours to the USA and Canada

3 June 2015

This new donation from a former horn player with the ROH Orchestra gives a glimpse into life on The Royal Ballet’s 1949 and 1953 tours.

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