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To: UK Secretary of State for Culture

Statue of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev outside Royal Opera House

Commission a life-size statue of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev to be placed outside the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Why is this important?

Margot was Britain's greatest ever ballerina and Rudolf changed the role of men in ballet in the west forever. Their unlikely partnership was the greatest in ballet's history and inspired many to take up ballet and brought pleasure to millions. It made Britain's Royal Ballet the greatest ballet company in the world after the Bolshoi and the Kirov. It is a disgrace that there is no memorial to these wonderful dancers and their partnership. This should be changed in time for the centenary celebrations of Margot's birth (18 May 1919).

Reasons for signing

  • The statue of Margot F. in Reigate,her birth place is absolutely beautiful,another would be excellent.


2014-11-15 20:44:29 +0000

I did not know there was a statue of Margot Fonteyn in Reigate Christine E. I must go and see it.

2014-05-31 20:11:55 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-03-15 13:27:19 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-03-14 13:56:11 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-02-23 15:19:58 +0000

10 signatures reached