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Video thumbnail: American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun

American Masters

Tanaquil Le Clercq in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun

Watch an excerpt of Le Clercq and partner performing Jerome Robbin's love pas de deux.

Tanaquil Le Clercq in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun

Video thumbnail: American Masters Western Symphony: One of Tanaquil Le Clercq's Last Dances

American Masters

Western Symphony: One of Tanaquil Le Clercq's Last Dances

Watch a clip of Le Clercq in Western Symphony, one of the last ballets she performed in.

Western Symphony: One of Tanaquil Le Clercq's Last Dances

Video thumbnail: American Masters Polio and Iron Lungs in the 1950s. Le Clercq's Illness.

American Masters

Polio and Iron Lungs in the 1950s. Le Clercq's Illness.

An iron lung allowed Tanaquil Le Clercq to breathe after she contracted polio in 1956.

Polio and Iron Lungs in the 1950s. Le Clercq's Illness.

Video thumbnail: American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun - Trailer

American Masters

Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun - Trailer

The ballerina's career, struggle with polio, and influence on great choreographers.

Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun - Trailer

Video thumbnail: American Masters Tanaquil Le Clercq, the Ideal Balanchine Dancer

American Masters

Tanaquil Le Clercq, the Ideal Balanchine Dancer

Le Clercq was one of Balanchine's muses and her body and style became an ideal in ballet.

Tanaquil Le Clercq, the Ideal Balanchine Dancer

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