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Unrequited Love in Tanaquil Le Clercq's Afternoon of a Faun

Several days ago I found myself watching a documentary, it was one of those rare stories that mixed promise, tragedy, and unrequited love. Nancy Buirski’s… 463 more words

Ballet

Scheduling; Afternoon of a Faun

I’m starting to feel human again this morning. Not quite ready for prime time, but awake and together enough to finish my homework, get some review done, pay some bills, and maybe do a little writing today. 295 more words

Balllet

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ

Nancy Buirski gives us a beautiful, heart-wrenching film documenting the life, love, and work of ballerina Tanaquil Le Clerq. A muse to both Balanchine and Robbins, Le Clercq contracted polio at the height of her dancing prowess. 394 more words

Smart Review: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ: AFTERNOON OF A FAUN

A beautiful young woman rests her hand on a ballet bar with tentative delicacy, contemplating the audience as though they are her mirror. This is Tanaquil le Clercq. 311 more words

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Instant Gratification: "Afternoon of a Faun" and four other good movies to watch on Netflix Instant

Afternoon of a Faun” — Get out the hankies for this poetic and poignant documentary about the dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq, who served as a muse to legendary choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. 211 more words

Instant Gratification

Afternoon of a Faun

I used to be a ballerina.  At the age of 14, I danced 5-6 days a week for several hours at a time.  I did mostly classical ballet, with some modern and hip hop and a short stint of Flamenco dancing.  545 more words

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Nina Kaptsova and Dmitry Gudanov

Nina Kaptsova and Dmitry Gudanov, “Afternoon of a Faun”, Bolshoi Ballet

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