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Cynthia Gregory & Fernando Bujones Together

Gregory / Bujones
Release Date: 09/09/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4477  
Composer:  Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Alan Barker
Number of Discs: 1 
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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.” 90 minutes, Color, mono, All regions.

Part I
THE REHEARSAL (World Premiere)
Created and Staged by Donald Saddler
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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

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Works on This Recording

Coppélia: Act 3 by Léo Delibes
Conductor:  Alan Barker
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1988 
Venue:  City Center, New York City 

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