Ballet

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.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

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...

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

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, alongsid...

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

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.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

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