PBS American Masters

Season 28 Episode 5

Tanaquil LeClercq: Afternoon of a Faun

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jun 20, 2014 on PBS
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Tanaquil LeClercq: Afternoon of a Faun
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A profile of ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929-2000), who was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet until stricken with polio at age 27 in 1956. Prior, she was a muse for her husband George Balanchine and friend Jerome Robbins, and graced the stage in many of their ballets. The documentary features photos, home movies and kinescopes; and remarks from friends-fellow dancers Pat McBride Lousada, Jacques d'Amboise and Arthur Mitchell; and Barbara Horgan, Balanchine's longtime assistant.moreless

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