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Exhibition on the Story of The Royal Ballet Announced

LONDON.- With the recent revelations of Dame Margot Fonteyn’s part in the attempted Panamanian coup of 1959, it is clear there are many untold stories in the distinguished life of The Royal Ballet. This fascinating story starts in County Wicklow, Ireland and continues each day The Royal Ballet take to the stage. A new retrospective exhibition Invitation to the Ballet: Ninette de Valois and the story of The Royal Ballet, tells the story of The Royal Ballet from its foundations in the late 1920s to the present day. It is the first exhibition to pay tribute to the Company’s founder, Ninette de Valois, and is the most comprehensive exhibition on The Royal Ballet to be staged outside London. This unique exhibition, a Royal Opera House collaboration with The Lowry, Salford, and part of the Royal Opera House’s ongoing work in the region, will also illustrate LS Lowry’s involvement with ballet in Britain