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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Director: Nancy Buirski
Year: 2013

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

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Year: 2012

No ballet has such appeal as Swan Lake, a haunting fable of a young man’s naïveté and a beautiful girl’s entrapment in swan’s feathers, all swept up in Tchaikovsky’s emotional music. The Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya became a world legend in the iconic dual role of Odette/Odile, and her unique strength and dramatic charisma are captured in this digitally restored 1976 performance.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

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Year: 2012

Sneaking down at night to tend her doll, Masha is swept up in a magical transformation where the Christmas tree grows to huge size and rats engage in an epic battle with the toys. See the legendarily captivating Ekaterina Maximova as Masha, alongside her great husband, Vladimir Vasiliev, as the Nutcracker. This 1978 live recording has been digitally restored and remastered to HD quality.

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Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Director: Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger
Year: 2017

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company.

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