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Fernando Bujones: A Portrait of a Dance Legend (3 Programs on 1 DVD)
Fernando Bujones: A Portrait of a Dance Legend (3 Programs on 1 DVD)

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Item #:  D4349
Our Price: $24.99
Region: All
Running Time: 106 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031434998
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8723-7

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Bujones In Class
The art of Fernando Bujones is captured on DVD. This unique film is an excellent learning and teaching tool especially designed by Mr. Bujones to teach the technique of classical ballet with emphasis on posture placement and the classical movements.

Bujones is a unique, classical dancer of enormous versatility and artistry.

In His Image
Starring Fernando Bujones In Performances and Conversations
Featuring Classical Variations From: Giselle, Raymonda, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, La Sylphide, 7 Greek Dances

10 might be a better title, with the subtitle The Best of the Classic Male Variations. To have a young virtuoso whose stamina and explosive style have made him a favorite guest artist around the world perform nine variations back-to-back is unprecedented. Only once or twice in our generation, a dancer comes along that can create this special excitement that is always present whenever Fernando Bujones dances. In the words of Clive Barnes, dance critic of the New York Post, "...he is the finest male classical dancer this country has ever produced."

"The audiences adore him because he gives all that he has", says Jane Herman, presentations director of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Produced and directed by Zeida Cecilia-Mendez, this DVD anthology offers an education impossible without DVD. With one viewing, one gains a sophistication that might escape you despite years of going to the ballet. One stellar moment of slow motion explains the mechanics of a jump better than any patient teacher's verbalization. This is a dancer whose beats and aerial geometry mark him as one of the greatest of our times. Covering the spectrum from the Romantic bravura of the court, to the stark simplicity of the neo-classical 7-Greek Dances by the brilliant choreographer Maurice Begirt, this DVD inspires as it touches. The dancer is shown at his peak, and In His Image captures the excitement which Bujones brings to dance.

Bujones Winning At Varna
Hailed as one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, Fernando Bujones' Gold Medal victory at the International Ballet Competition VII in Varna, Bulgaria on July 24, 1974, developed into a history making event for the world of dance. In Bujones' own words, winning the Gold Medal in the competition was an achievement that remains the truest challenge of self-discipline and courage.

And courage is what it took for a young Bujones to win at age nineteen (still junior age and competing in the senior category) a Gold Medal along with the Highest Technical Achievement award. This triumph established him as the champion of the competition, and the first male American dancer to win such an honor. Varna was an exciting turning point in Fernando Bujones' life that rocketed him to international stardom and a global dance career.


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