andre eglevsky

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Maria Tallchief and Andre Eglevsky, Act 2 Swan Lake

1954

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Twenty years before he staged the full-length ballet for NYCB, Balanchine staged an excerpt from Coppélia for TV. His 1974 choreography is better, but the real interest in this video is the dancers.

Any opportunity to see footage of Tanaquil le Clerq should be jumped at, and here she is utterly delicious: tender, funny, lyrical, sassy. Her partner is André Eglevsky.