We’re giving away tickets to see Afternoon of a Faun, a documentary about the legendary ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, when it opens at the Ritz 5 this Friday. To enter, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and address. Winners will be chosen at random, only one entry per household please!
From the distributer:
Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike – her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. The muse to both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, they loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. 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. The ballet world has been haunted by her story ever since.
Afternoon of a Faun opens this Friday, March 7th, at the Ritz 5.
Author: Jill Malcolm
Jill is happiest attending midnight screenings with other crazy film fans at her local theater. Her other passions include reading, traveling to faraway places, cat videos, pugs, and jalapeño peppers. She is co-founder of the blog Filmhash.