Tanaquil Le Clercq: the film?A proposed film about Le Clercq
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:49 AM
A friend pointed out that none of the clips in the American Masters Balanchine documentary exceeded 60 seconds, apparenly the standard for audio/video fair use. I hope that for this project, rights holders grant permissions for longer excerpts.
There isn't a great deal of footage available on Tanny, certainly not available to the public, but there is fairly tangible evidence that there is more under wraps as it were, in the NY Public Library and Jerome Robbins Library collections (as mentioned in this thread: http://balletalert.i...quil-le-clercq/
La Valse (in many ways Le Clercq's signature role) is apparently on film:
Note the documentary website is at this URL as well, and there's some actual project info on this page:
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:07 PM
There's actually quite a bit of Le Clercq on celluloid, including what's in the NYPL. It's just not out in the open/commercially available.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:10 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:16 PM
I'm also sure that most readers here are aware of the film of Le Clercq/D'Amboise dancing Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun, as part of the VAI DVD The Art of the Pas de Deux, Part 3.
Edited to add:
VAI also released said pdd in the D'Amboise compilation, Portrait of a Great American Dancer.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:24 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:03 AM
[size=2]Made for Television [/size]
[size=2]Music: By Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (excerpts from Symphonies Nos. 1 [1866, revised 1874] and 2 [1872, revised 1879]; adagio from Symphony No. 3 ). [/size]
[size=2]Choreography: By George Balanchine. [/size]
[size=2]Production: Produced by Paul Belanger. [/size]
[size=2]Cast: Cinderella, Tanaquil Le Clercq; Fairy, Jimmy Savo; Ugly Sisters, Ruth Sobotka, Pat McBride; Prince, Herbert Bliss; corps de ballet.
First Telecast:April 25, 1949, Through the Crystal Ball, CBS. [/size]
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:52 PM
Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:41 PM
The credits say it is sponsored by PBS and WNET and American Masters. Does anyone know when it's supposed to air?
Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:12 PM
A friend pointed out that none of the clips in the American Masters Balanchine documentary exceeded 60 seconds, apparently the standard for audio/video fair use. I hope that for this project, rights holders grant permissions for longer excerpts.
One of the problems about obtaining permissions is that it is burdensome even to determine, let alone get in touch with, those who might conceivably HAVE a claim to rights. This includes unions, reps of choreographers, photographers, designers, heirs, etc. Then there are the legal costs.
The budgets of documentaries like this -- even if part of the American Masters franchise -- rarely go that far.
Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:03 PM
Official site of the documentary film Tanaquil Le Clercq Afternoon of a Faun has launched: .
There is also a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
And will have its International Premiere at Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival as part of the BERLINALE SPECIAL series.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:58 PM
Greetings, BalletLovers (and TannyLovers)l,
The official site lists only two venues for screenings - Santa Fe and NYC - no others? Is this film not showing in movies houses across the country? Can anyone explain this, please? Any info you can provide is welcome. Thank you.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:03 PM
I don't know what their long-range plans are, but oftentimes a film maker will do the festivals first -- that gets you some reviews that you can use when you try and find more outlets for the work.
It could also be that, since this is heading for a PBS release, they want to wait until after that broadcast to show it other places...
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