The Sanguine Fan by Ronald Hynd and Graduation Ball by David Lichine, music by Elgar and Strauss II

London Festival Ballet

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Margot Fonteyn — Host
Ronald Hynd — Choreographer (The Sanquine Fan)
Peter Docherty — Stage design (The Sanguine Fan)
Manola Asensio — The Girl in Pink (The Sanquine Fan)
Patricia Ruanne — The Woman in Red (The Sanquine Fan)
Ben Van Cauwenbergh — Twin Brother (The Sanguine Fan)
Nigel Burgoine — Twin Brother (The Sanguine Fan)
Terry Hayworth — Gentleman's Gentleman (The Sanguine Fan)
David Lichine — Choreographer (Graduation Ball)
Trevor Wood — Headmistress (Graduation Ball)
David Long — General (Graduation Ball)
Manola Asensio — Sylphide (Graduation Ball)
Jay Jolley — Scotsman (Graduation Ball)
Lucia Truglia — Pigtails (Graduation Ball)

Program notes

British nobles get into a tizzy about a red fan and Austrian school girls go all atwitter at their last dance of high school, in the London Festival Ballet program of two short humorous ballets: Edward Elgar's The Sanguine Fan and Antal Doráti's Graduation Ball based on music by Johann Strauss II. The celebrated British ballerina and one-time partner of Rudolf Nureyev Dame Margot Fonteyn hosts the program. 

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Directed by:
Rodney Greenberg
Production date: 1981
Duration: 1 h 5 min
Production: © BBC MCMLXXXI
Resolution: Full HD