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#31 Farrell Fan

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 09:34 AM

This seems to me a very well done piece, which deftly combines the facts of Tanny's life with insights into her personality. Thanks for posting it, carbro.

#32 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 12:48 PM

I happen to really like that article, but then again, Barry is a friend - in fact we met over a discussion of her old home.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:37 PM

A friend recently sent me this link. It's not well organized -- you'd be hard pressed to create a halfway accurate timeline from the essay -- and I wonder about some of the facts, but I'm just passing it on, as some of the nuggets, for whatever they're worth, are interesting.
:)


Thanks for the link, carbro. Definitely worth reading, although I agree with you that it could be better organized.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:49 AM

Thank you for posting the link Carbro. It really made me smile. The last paragraph in particular is really lovely.

#35 garybruce

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

I posted this separately but now that I've found this thread, I think others would like to know that Jacob's Pillow has a 1:22 minute video of Tanaquil dancing La Valse in August 1951 with Nicholas Magalianis. It's on the Jacob's Pillow website.

http://danceinteract...olas-magallanes

#36 California

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

There are several (too brief) clips of her in the Balanchine biography (first shown on PBS, now on DVD): Concerto Barocco, Western Symphony, Concertino, and La Valse. (This DVD is a must for any Balanchine lover.)


http://www.amazon.co...29524164&sr=1-1

(But if you are going to buy this, work through the Amazon box on the lower left corner of this page.)

#37 bart

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Thanks, garybruce. I love her feverish intensity, the way she seems to be impelled to dance by a force outside herself. It's almost impossible to believe that this can be the same dancer who appears in as the self-absorbed young ballet student of Afternoon of a Faun, in the film with d'Amboise.

#38 garybruce

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

bart, you're spot on: she is quite amazing as an "actor" of dancing - she inhabits the character of the piece she's performing through the steps, the gestures and the overall spirit of the choreography. The only dance videos we seem to have of her are these two yet they demonstrate the extent to which she was an artist. I hear there are others in the NYC public library at Lincoln Center. Has no one thought of assembling them into a DVD?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

I am new to this site and was pleasantly surprised to see my sister's post. My sister is named after Tanny LeClercq. We all grew up very proud of Tanny LeClercq's accomplishments on and off the stage. Thank you so much for these wonderful posts.

#40 carbro

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

Welcome to BalletAlert!, and thank you, Jackie1956, for checking in and introducing yourself. We are so proud to boast among our members three members of Ms. LeClercq's family.

#41 pherank

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

A fairly recent article on Tanaquil Le Clercq:
http://www.nytimes.c...-le-clercq.html

I'm not sure if anyone mentioned the excellent DVD, "Jacques D'Amboise: Portrait of a Great American Dancer". It contains rare footage of Tanaquil Le Clercq dancing with D'Amboise in Jerome Robbin's "Afternoon of a Faun". [It also contains (I believe) the only complete filming of the older version of Balanchine's Apollo, and has the finale to Mr. B's "Stars and Stripes". So, well worth purchasing if you're a balletomane.]

#42 pherank

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Some images of Tanny:
http://pinterest.com...aquil-leclercq/

http://www.flickr.co...s-20571123@N00/

http://www.flickr.co...s-20571123@N00/

http://imagecache5d....g?ch=894&cw=670

http://www.flickr.co...s-20571123@N00/

http://www.flickr.co...s-20571123@N00/

http://oregonballett...yludlow0027.jpg

Documentary in the works:
http://derekbritt.co...rnoon-of-a-faun

#43 Bonnette

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

Thank you so much, pherank, it's lovely to see this gathering of photos. I'm delighted to learn that there will be a documentary about this wonderful dancer.

#44 pherank

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Yes, a documentary is pretty exciting - there's some chance that there is going to be more film footage of Tanny dancing! There is footage in the archives, but it never seems to see the light of day.

Here are a few more large images -

Tanaquil Le Clercq and Jerome Robbins in "Bourée Fantastique"
http://www.metmuseum...os=7#fullscreen

Metamorphoses
http://pinterest.com...54808791401365/

Jones Beach publicity photo
http://www.metmuseum...os=8#fullscreen

Article with some small photos
http://www.capitalne...d-times-and-aft

http://www.gettyimag...photo/124511753

http://www.gettyimag...photo/124035307

http://farm4.staticf...513fafc31_z.jpg

Oh, and evidence of hidden treasures:
http://www.worldcat..../oclc/438155528

Edited by pherank, 19 January 2013 - 01:59 PM.


#45 Bonnette

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

She is mesmerizing...and that last link is very intriguing!


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