Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
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Tanaquil Le Clercq, known to all as "Tanny," was the inspiration and then the wife of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of dance, George Balanchine. She also sparked the creative imagination of Jerome Robbins who created his ballet Afternoon of a Faun especially for her. But In 1954, at the height of her fame, she was struck down by polio. Using breathtaking photos and archival footage, Nancy Buirski’'s radiant documentary is a vivid portrayal of a world and a time gone by.