Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014)

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic, Dance
Keywords 1950s, 20th century, ballet, biopic, dance, illness, medical condition, paralysis, polio, romance
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Alysa Nahmias Producer n/a 3 3000005
Bonnie Lafave Producer n/a 3 3000004
Derek Britt Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Krysanne Katsoolis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Nancy Buirski Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Susan Lacy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Paola Freccero Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ric Burns Producer n/a 3 3000002
George Balanchine Actor Himself 1 1000003
Jerome Robbins Actor Himself 1 1000002
Jacques D'Amboise Actor Himself 1 1000004
Nancy Buirski Director n/a 2 2000001
Nancy Buirski Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tanaquil Le Clercq Actor Herself 1 1000001
Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. The muse to both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, they loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.