During the cover shoot, I asked Janie if she identified with Tanaquil
Le Clercq, the original fatal figure in Balanchine's La Valse who later tragically contracted polio.
This first year, I saw many great dancers--Nora Kaye, Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil
LeClercq--in the dressing rooms, in class, or on the large, wide bench in the foyer.
SECOND ROW: (1948-67) Fernando and Alicia Alonso, April 1948; Vaslav Nijinsky, May 1950; Tanaquil
Among his students were Pina Bausch, Debbie Allen, Joan Myers Brown, Pearl Reynolds, Chita Rivera, and Tanaquil
Le Clercq, in all her radiant maturity, joins d'Amboise in the Robbins, shot, alas, through what looks like gauze.
She brandishes a teasing wit in the Tanaquil
Le Clereq solo in Western Symphony and evokes a world of high romance in Liebeslieder Walzer.
And often it's affectionate as when she depicts Tanaquil
Le Clercq, in her wheelchair, acknowledging an ovation during the company's 50th-anniversary celebration.
Certainly even' male star from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Peter Martins has wanted to perform it since Francisco Moneion premiered the role with Tanaquil
LeClercq at New York City Ballet in 1953.
LeClercq was spiritual--it was awesome to see her move.
Balanchine's fourth wife, Tanaquil
LeClercq, took his picture in the mid-1950s.