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

London Festival Ballet

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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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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Cast

  • 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)
  • Andria Hall | Junior Lead Pupil (Graduation Ball)
  • Jean Louis Cabane | Junior Lead Cadet (Graduation Ball)
  • Matz Skoog | Drummer (Graduation Ball)
  • Mary McKendry | Fouette Girl (Graduation Ball)
  • Janette Mulligan | Fouette Girl (Graduation Ball)
  • Vassilie Trunoff | Ballet master
  • Bill Millar | Lighting
  • Kenneth Sharp | Designer
  • London Festival Ballet
  • Orchestra of the London Festival Ballet
  • Terence Kern | Conductor

Program

  • Ronald Hynd / Edward Elgar, The Sanguine Fan
  • David Lichine / Antal Doráti / Johann Strauss II, Graduation Ball

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Rodney Greenberg
  • Production date: 1981
  • Duration: 1 h 05 min
  • Production: © BBC MCMLXXXI
  • Available version(s): EN
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