Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Award-winning director Nancy Buirski  discusses “Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq” her documentary about the great American ballet star Tanaquil Le Clercq, who was a muse to George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins and was the foremost dancer of her day—until she was struck down by polio and paralyzed at the age of 27. “Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq” opens at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center at Lincoln Center February 5.


Nancy Buirski

Comments [4]

Edith Rae Brown from Long Island, NY

How long will the film be at Lincoln Center and will it be anywhere on Long Island as well.

Thank you,

Feb. 20 2014 08:39 PM
gladys polo from Sarasota, Fl

Wonderful interview with Nancy Biurski....Will this documentary be available anywhere other than Lincoln Center? Would love to see it.

Feb. 05 2014 09:10 AM
Betsy from West Orange, NJ

It would be wonderful if this documentary received wider distribution for those of us who are unable to make it today. TV or streaming would be helpful. Are other showings planned?

Feb. 05 2014 05:31 AM
Martha from Nutley, NJ


See the wider picture of disability in relation to this story.
Documentary by Simi Linton, a wheelchair-riding social activist, takes us out dancing with the avant-garde of disabled artists and radical thinkers - unstoppable in their quest for “equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!"

Feb. 04 2014 12:59 PM

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