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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq ()


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Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated,... See more »

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Tanaquil Le Clerq ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Jacques d'Amboise ...
Himself
Barbara Horgan ...
Herself, George Balanchine's assistant
Randall Bourscheidt ...
Himself, Tanaquil Le Clercq's friend (as Randy Bourscheidt)
Patricia McBride ...
Herself (as Pat McBride Lousada)
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Larry Mackenzie ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Joya Moore ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
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Himself
Arthur Mitchell ...
Himself
Allegra Kent ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Suzanne Farrell ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Virginia Johnson ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Martha Swope ...
Herself, photographer (archiveFootage)
Marianne Bower ...
Tanaquil Le Clercq (voice)
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Jerome Robbins (voice)

Directed by

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Nancy Buirski

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Nancy Buirski ... (writer)

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Derek Britt ... executive producer
Nancy Buirski ... producer
Ric Burns ... producer
Paola Freccero ... producer
Krysanne Katsoolis ... executive producer / producer
Susan Lacy ... executive producer
Bonnie Lafave ... producer
Alysa Nahmias ... producer
Katie O'Rourke ... associate producer

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R.E. Rodgers

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Damián Rodríguez

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Allie Ames ... conforming editor
Jeff Cornell ... conforming editor
Jack Lewars ... digital intermediate colorist
Benjamin Murray ... supervising conforming editor

Production Management

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Jessica Wolfson ... post-production supervisor

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Theodore Robinson ... sound editor / sound recordist
Daniel Timmons ... assistant re-recording mixer
Tony Volante ... re-recording mixer

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Thomas Wagner ... composer: theme music

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Barbara Horgan ... special consultant
Jack Kyser ... production assistant / researcher
Nancy R. Reynolds ... dance consultant
Hannah Rothfield ... researcher
Martin Scorsese ... project advisor
Courtney Williams ... assistant to executive producer

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Jack Turner ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq 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, humor 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. Tanaquil Le Clercq was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. On a tour of Europe, she was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again. Written by Director, Nancy Buirski

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Also Known As
  • Der Nachmittag eines Fauns (Germany)
  • En fauns eftermiddag: Tanaquil Le Clercq (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Faunin iltapäivä: Tanaquil Le Clercq (Finland)
  • Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $488, 25 Jul 2014

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Features The Red Shoes (1948). See more »
Soundtracks Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun, L. 86 See more »

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