Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

The magnificent and tragic story of the great ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq who influenced an entire art form. At the age of 27, she was struck down by polio and never danced again.
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Overview

The magnificent and tragic story of the great ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq who influenced an entire art form. At the age of 27, she was struck down by polio and never danced again.

About

Nancy Buirski
Nancy Buirski

Buirski is the Director, Producer and Writer of Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq that had its World Premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival. She is the Director, Producer and Writer of the Emmy Award-winning The Loving Story (2011) that appeared on HBO in February 2012. The film was a recipient of a coveted Peabody Award as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It had its festival premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, followed by Tribeca, Silverdocs, Hamptons and Palm Springs and many other film festivals in the U.S. and abroad. It was included in the shortlist for the 2011 Academy Awards and was selected for Sundance’s Film Forward, the U.S. State Department’s American Film Showcase, and has screened at the White House. It has won numerous other awards including the American Historical Association’s 2012 John E. O’Connor Award, the Gabriel Award and the NAMIC Vision Award.
Buirski is a Producer of Harlem Woodstock (Director Alex Gibney), Althea (Director Rex Miller) and Consulting Producer of Private Violence (Director Cynthia Hill), premiering at Sundance in January. She is producing a narrative version of the Lovings’ story in association with Colin Firth and Ged Doherty and is in development on The Donner Party with Ric Burns for HBO Original Programming. Buirski will next direct Endangered, a live-action and animated narrative based on Eliot Schrefer’s award-winning book.
As Curator and Producer, Buirski founded and was the Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival for 10 years. She produced five collections of Full Frame shorts with Docurama and a library collection of feature-length documentaries, The Katrina Experience. She was Executive Producer of TED’s Pangea Day Film Content. Prior to her work in film, Buirski was the Foreign Picture Editor at The New York Times, garnering the paper its first Pulitzer Prize in photography. Her photo book Earth Angels: Migrant Children in American was published by Pomegranate Press. Prints from the collection were exhibited at the Smithsonian and traveled throughout the U.S.

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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

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The magnificent and tragic story of the great ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq who influenced an entire art form. At the age of 27, she was struck down by polio and never danced again.

91 min