American Masters

Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun - Full Film

06/20/2014 | 1h 23m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929–2000) was a star ballerina with the New York City Ballet who greatly influenced choreographers George Balanchine (her husband) and Jerome Robbins (her friend). Filmmaker Nancy Buirski spotlights Le Clercq’s ballet career, influence on dance, and her struggle with polio, which paralyzed her at the height of her fame.

Aired: 06/20/14

Expired: 06/19/17

Rating: TV-PG

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