Afternoon of a Faun

Click here for 50% off tickets to see Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq.

The stunningly lithe French-born ballerina, Tanaquil Le Clercq, was at the top of the ultra competitive dance game in the ’40s and ’50s, winning raves and fame with the New York City Ballet and serving as a muse and love interest to two of the most famous choreographers in the world — George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. But as this 2013 bio-documentary by Nancy Buirski reveals, her life literally changed overnight at age 27, when she contracted polio and became irrevocably paralyzed, bringing her stage career to an abrupt and shocking end. Rare performance footage and interviews help tell this fascinating story.

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