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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Watch a Star Ballerina in Action

Watch ballerina "Tanny" (Tanaquil Le Clercq) in action in these five fantastic gifs showing her technique and flair. All footage is from performances she gave with the New York City Ballet.

Jun 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

Tanaquil Le Clercq - Online Sneak Peek Screening with the Film Director

On June 19, join American Masters and the filmmaker of Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, Nancy Buirski, for an extended online preview of the film before the national television premiere.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Video: Respect for People with Disabilities - Humor and Comebacks

"She had an astonishing sense of humor about her physical condition," says Le Clercq's friend in this film outtake. His anecdote illustrates how people with a visible disability might not always be shown respect, and how humor is always a good comeback.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Watch Le Clercq in New York City Ballet Repertoire

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.

Jun 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

Tanaquil Le Clercq - Director's Statement by Nancy Buirski

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.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Biography and Photos of Tanaquil Le Clercq

The biography, career and relationships of dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq, with photos.

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Tanaquil Le Clercq - Full Film: Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun

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.

Jun 3rd, 2014 | 0 comments

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Ten American Masters Who Made Their Mark on Black History

In honor of Black History Month, American Masters looks at just ten of its artists and advocates who shaped America's culture, changed the course of history, and in particular, took a stand in the Civil Rights Movement to create a lawful and just society for all.

Feb 19th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Marvin Hamlisch - Film Excerpt: Sweet Smell of Success

The Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success," based on the 1950s film, earned Tony nominations for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. Its star John Lithgow, who won the Tony for Best Actor, describes Marvin Hamlisch's score as having hallucinogenic colors. Hear parts of the music and see annotated pages from the score.

Dec 23rd, 2013 | 0 comments
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