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Fonteyn

Dame Margot. real name Margaret Hookham. 1919--91, English classical ballerina
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At this time Fonteyn lived during the weekends at a converted coach house in Berkshire near Maidenhead where she enjoyed entertaining her ballet friends and escaped the pressure of her performances and fans in London.
Fonteyn and Nureyev's performance had a rapturous reception, with 43 curtain calls and almost 40 minutes of applause.
Ballerina Margot Fonteyn attained perfection in one of the arts' most demanding disciplines.
Fonteyn confessed to Foreign Office minister John Profumo - who was later involved in a notorious sex scandal - that she met Castro and took part in a mission to assemble rebels and weapons at sea for an attempted invasion of Panama.
Early the next day, Fonteyn was released and allowed to fly to New York, then on to London.
But what made Fonteyn and Nureyev's relationship all the more tantalising was the fact he was 19 years her junior.
Calcutta," "Scuba Duba," and "Lovers and Other Strangers," to touring prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn, died May 8 in Sarasota, Fla.
The cult of Margot Fonteyn is contextualized as a gay icon (as per the theories of Wayne Koestenbaum).
Sample topics include the relationship between prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn and her queer fans and the idea of the fairy in folklore, literature, and ballet.
Fonteyn was in the lead, the role of her life, Aurora.
MacMillan's ballet based on Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers was created in 1965 for Royal Ballet stars Lynn Seymour and Christopher Gable, but it was danced at its world premiere by the legendary Rudolph Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, who also starred in the 1966 film of the ballet.
And I speak as someone who saw Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dance together more than once.