Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones - Together (DVD)

Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones - Together (DVD)

Code: 4477



Product Description

A thrilling look at the art of two legendary dancers. This live 1988 performance is in two parts. First, the premiere performance of Donald Saddler’s “The Rehearsal,” a thirty-minute dance piece created for Gregory and Bujones in which the two dancers reminisce about their careers and perform scenes from some of their greatest triumphs. The second half is a fully-staged performance of Act III (“The Wedding”) from Coppélia as choreographed and staged by Roni Mahler (after Arthur Saint-Leon). In additon, the DVD features a bonus interview with Cynthia Gregory from the series “Words on Dance.”
Color, 61 minutes (Bonus: 38 minutes), 4:3, All regions

Part I
THE REHEARSAL (World Premiere)
Created and Staged by Donald Saddler
Written by Robert W. Larkin
Featuring Cynthia Gregory, Fernando Bujones, and company
Young Cynthia: Jenny Somogyi
Young Fernando: Eric Tonken
Balletmaster: Ian Horvath

Pianist: Gladys Celeste
Orchestra conducted by Alan Barker

Part II
Act III: The Wedding
Music by Leo Delibes
Choreography and Staging by Roni Mahler (after Arthur Saint-Leon)
Swanilda: Cynthia Gregory
Franz: Fernando Bujones
A Priest: Ian Horvath
Dawn: Christine Spizzo
Prayer: Elizabeth Carr
Swanilda’s Friends: Gina De Ricco, Annemarie Lucania, Adriana Suarez, Carole Valleskey
Franz’s Friends: Adam Barrett, Marcos Dinnerstein, Espen Giljane, Kendall Sparks

Orchestra conducted by Alan Barker

Taped live October 2, 1988
City Center, Manhattan