Bruce Sinofsky (1956 - 2015) wrote, directed and produced the two-hour American Masters documentary Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records (2001). In this interview he shares his reason for making the film.
The disease polio was prevalent in the 20th century until a vaccine was developed in the 1950s. Learn more about iron lungs, polio and the famous people who survived it, including ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and more.
See film excerpts of Tanaquil Le Clercq dancing with the New York City Ballet and learn about the repertoire she performed in during her career as a soloist in Balanchine's ballet company.
Director Nancy Buirski reveals the music, muses and films that inspired her to write, direct and produce a documentary about the great ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq.
Le Clercq was a young student at the School of American Ballet when she caught the attention of George Balanchine. Her body, tall and thin, was unusual at the time for a ballet dancer, but her talent and personality led her to become Balanchine's muse.
The biography, career and relationships of dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq, with photos.
Emmy-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski spotlights Le Clercq’s ballet career, struggle with polio, and influence on George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and dance. Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929–2000), known as “Tanny,” mesmerized audiences as principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.
In memoriam to Pete Seeger, American Masters presents the full film Pete Seeger: The Power of Song online. PBS will rebroadcast the 2008 documentary beginning January 30, 2014. Check local listings.
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