We hope our film Afternoon of a faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq illuminates the exceptional qualities of Tanny in dance and in life.
Jerome Robbins, also at NYCB, did the same, and she inspired him to create his radical Afternoon of the faun for her.
The palette was gentle and pretty, focusing on rose pinks, lavenders, dusky mauve, mint, faun and pale lemon.
The faun waved his pipes saucily at the Phoenix and gave a wry smile.
When they had calmed down a little, the faun said, "Can you dance?"
You are enough to drive the laugh out of a faun, said the young lady soberly.
She never had thought of him as a faun but now she noticed that his ears were peculiar.
In the black depths the faun had found a soul, and was struggling with it towards the light of heaven.
I have been finishing the arm of the faun in that pavilion outside the town.
He skipped in advance like some degenerate twentieth century faun, playing on his pipes the unmitigated melodies of George Cohan.
late 14c., from Latin Faunus, a word of unknown origin. A god of the countryside, worshipped especially by farmers and shepherds, equivalent of Greek Pan. Formerly men with goat horns and tails, later with goat legs, which caused them to be assimilated to satyrs, but they have diverged again lately.
The faun is now regarded rather as the type of unsophisticated & the satyr of unpurified man; the first is man still in intimate communion with Nature, the second is man still swayed by bestial passions. [Fowler]The plural is fauni.