Zoom in on The Fonteyn
Zoom in on The Fonteyn is an insightful series of online interviews and reflections held over Zoom, relating to The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition. The series is aimed at future candidates for The Fonteyn, RAD teachers, members and the wider dance community.
Over the 9-week series, we heard from international dance professionals like Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, Sir Anthony Dowell, Stella Abrera, Marianela Nunez, Dame Monica Mason DBE, Mlindi Kulashe, and many more. They discussed what they value in dance, preparing for your own performances, Margot Fonteyn, the person and the performer, dancing Frederick Ashton’s choreography and their own competition experiences.
Week 1 - From Studio to Stage (highlights)
Week 2 - A Dancer’s Journey (highlights)
Week 3 - Creating a Solo (highlights)
Week 4 - Fonteyn the Person (highlights)
Week 5 - Fonteyn the Artist (highlights)
Week 6 - There’s More to it than Winning (highlights)
Week 7 - Ashton's Choreography (highlights)
Week 8 – Solo Impressions (highlights)
Week 9 – The Fonteyn Experience (highlights)
With thanks to the following individuals for giving their time to be part of this series: Stella Abrera, Sebastian Aguinaga-Moreno, Sean Bates, Deanne Bergsma, Dame Darcey Bussell, Tim Coleman, Sir Anthony Dowell, Tayla De Bie, Wayne Eagling, Annette Ellis, Celine Gittens, Christopher Hampson, Drew Hedditch, Mlindi Kulashe, Donald MacLeary, David McAllister, Dame Monica Mason, Lachlan Monaghan, Georgia Nikolopoulou, David Nixon, Marianela Núñez, Dame Merle Park, Montana Rubin, Amber Scott, Wayne Sleep, Jonathan Still, Alfreda Thorogood, and Lynn Wallis.