Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
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Heartbreaking. Just a spur of the moment decision, changed ballet in America forever. Speaks to her character of how she accepted her plight and remained connected to the ballet world. Stunning early footage and closing shot so intense....

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beautifully done. Inspiring story and a world class ballerina and diva. What an amazing life and what an amazing dancer.

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