Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (NR)

Documentary 91 February 5, 2014

Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike. With her elongated, race-horse physique, she became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine.

Because of her extraordinary movement and unique personality on stage, she became a muse to two of the greatest choreographers in dance, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She eventually married Balanchine and Robbins created his famous version of Afternoon of a Faun for her.

Nancy Buirski Jerome Robbins, Jacques d'Amboise, George Balanchine, Tanaquil Le Clerq Nancy Buirski Nancy Buirski, Ric Burns Kino Lorber

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