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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tanaquil Le Clercq doc at Bloor Cinema this week; DVD available

 Afternoon of a Faun, an excellent documentary about Balanchine's muse Tanaquil Le Clercq, is being screened this week at the Bloor Cinema,
506 Bloor St. W. @ Bathurst, Toronto  416.637.3123
The film will be released on DVD June 24:

Mon, Apr 21 3:30 PM Buy
Mon, Apr 21 8:45 PM Buy
Tue, Apr 22 6:30 PM Buy
Wed, Apr 23 6:30 PM Buy
Film Info
Run Time:92 minutes
Director:Nancy Buirski
Distributed by:Kino Lorber Inc.
Featuring:Michael Stuhlbarg, Jacques d’Amboise, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine
Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
Toronto Premiere!
Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq (Tanny) may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike—her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. Her unique style, humour and authenticity redefined ballet for all dancers who followed. Amazingly, she was the muse to not one great artist but two; both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous version of "Afternoon of a Faun" for Tanny. Tanny was the foremost dancer of her day until her career came to a tragic end. On a tour of Europe, she was struck down by polio and she never danced again. The ballet world has been haunted by her story ever since.

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