Week 5 – Fonteyn the Artist (highlights)

‘The moment she came on stage, you couldn’t take your eyes off of her’. Recordings rarely capture the magic of a live performance but this a wonderful opportunity to hear the effect Dame Margot Fonteyn’s dancing had on those who worked with her and saw “the greatest ballet dancer of her generation” dance in person.

This video features Dame Darcey Bussell DBE (President, Royal Academy of Dance), Sir Anthony Dowell (Former Director, The Royal Ballet), Wayne Eagling (Former Principal, The Royal Ballet), Dame Monica Mason DBE (Former Director, The Royal Ballet), Donald MacLeary OBE (Former Principal and Ballet Master, The Royal Ballet), Dame Merle Park DBE (Former Prima Ballerina, The Royal Ballet), Wayne Sleep OBE (Former Senior Principal, The Royal Ballet) and Alfreda Thorogood (Former Principal, The Royal Ballet).

If you’re a member of the RAD, you can watch the full version of the conversation as one of your exclusive benefits in the members’ area.

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