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ORIGINAL OLD POSTCARD SIZE PHOTO, OF BALLET DANCER , MARGOT FONTEYN.

Original old postcard size photo, of ballet dancer , margot fonteyn

Fifty years ago tonight, 19 November 1963, Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn pose during rehearsal for the first episode of a new BBC TV show called ‘Gala Performance’. They danced a pas de deux from Khachaturyan’s ‘Gayaneh' and the pas de deux from Act III of 'Swan Lake’.

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn pose during rehearsal for a pas de deux from Khachaturyan’s ‘Gayaneh,' 1963

******** Margot Fonteyn, British ballet dancer, c1960s-c1970s(). Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) is regarded as having been one of the foremost classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her whole career with the Royal Ballet and from 1962 until her retirement in 1979 formed a highly successful partnership with Rudolf Nureyev.

******** Margot Fonteyn, British ballet dancer, c1960s-c1970s(). Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) is regarded as having been one of the foremost classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her whole career with the Royal Ballet and from 1962 until her retirement in 1979 formed a highly successful partnership with Rudolf Nureyev.

English ballerina Margot Fonteyn (1919 - 1991) of the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company trying on ballet shoes in Milan, where she is performing at the Scala in Ciaikpwski's ' La Bella Addormetat Nel Bosco'.

English ballerina Margot Fonteyn - of the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company trying on ballet shoes in Milan, where she is performing at the Scala in Ciaikpwski's ' La Bella Addormetat Nel Bosco'.

Margot Fonteyn / Photo: Gjon Mili, 1949 - LIFE

Margot Fonteyn (May 1919 - was a British prima ballerina, among the most celebrated and famous solo dancers of the C. - not least remembered for her fiery, late partnership with Rudolf Nureyev… Photo: Gjon Mili, 1949 - LIFE

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn as Romeo and Juliet (Ballet Version)

Spent my early childhood in the Opera House as my father worked there, used to swing between these two when I was downstairs in the practise room next to the canteen :-)

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Credit: Michael Peto/University Of Dundee, (The Peto Collection) Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev rehearsing for ‘Giselle’ – their first performance together at Covent Garden,

1969: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev rehearse 'Pelleas and Melisanthe' at Covent Garden.

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev rehearse 'Pelleas and Melisanthe' at Covent Garden.

1946 - Margot Fonteyn as Giselle at Covent Garden for Sadler's Wells Ballet [photo by Gordon Anthony].

1946 - Margot Fonteyn as Giselle at Covent Garden for Sadler's Wells Ballet [photo by Gordon Anthony].

Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev photographed in rehearsal by Bert Stern c.1965.

Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev photographed in rehearsal by Bert Stern

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