London: Adam and Charles Black, 1957. First Edition. Green Cloth. FONTEYN. A STUDY OF THE BALLERINA IN HER SETTING.
With twenty-five illustrations.
[Fonteyn, Margot] Monahan, James.
Published by London, Adam and Charles Black., 1957
1957. First Edition. 115 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over green cloth binding. Black and white photographic plates throughout. Some soiling to un-clipped dust jacket binding and text in very good condition.
Dame Margot Fonteyn, (born May 18, 1919, Reigate, Surrey, England—died February 21, 1991, Panama City, Panama), outstanding ballerina of the English stage whose musicality, technical perfection, and precisely conceived and executed characterizations made her an international star. She was the first homegrown English ballerina, and she became an iconic and much-loved figure, particularly after she was professionally paired with Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
As a young teenager, she studied dance in Shanghai with George Goncharov and then in London with Serafima Astafieva and at the Sadler’s Wells Ballet school. She debuted with the Vic-Wells Ballet in 1934. When Alicia Markova left the company the following year, Fonteyn took over many of her classical roles, including Giselle, and became a leading danseuse of the Vic-Wells Ballet. In 1939 she danced Aurora in a revival of The Sleeping Beauty; her interpretation is still considered the definitive Aurora of the era. ID# 0563
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