THE PARSONS DANCE COMPANY
Fine Dining · Reflections of Four · Caught
Scrunity · The Envelope · Nascimento · Brothers
David Parsons & Daniel Ezralow, choreographers
The Parsons Dance Company
Music by David Linton, Igor Stravinsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Michael Raye, Gioacchino Rossini, Robert Fripp, Milton Nascimento
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Subtitle Languages (Introductions only): German, French, Spanish
Running time: 117 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
Special Feature: Introduction by David Parsons
"It is all well directed by Thomas Grimm and very well edited by Soren Kirk, most notably in Nascimento where the deft editing matches the dance very effectively. The notes are adequate and the disc offers PCM stereo and menus in English, French, German and Spanish. Technically it is well up to Arthaus Musik's usual standards." International Record Review
- David Parsons is one of the golden boys of American dance, combining great popular appeal with quality and integrity of ideas and execution. As artistic director, choreographer and dancer, he has transferred to his own troupe, The Parsons Dance Company - eight exceptionally polished and energetic dancers - the charm, virtuosity and physical power that made him a star of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
- Parsons' work is featured in three studio recordings, which demonstrate the diversity of his influences and his mastery of a wide range of styles. The music he chooses ranges from Mozart and Rossini to Robert Fripp and specially-commissioned scores. Lighting designs by Howell Binkley enhance all the stagings.
- David Parsons himself introduces each of the seven pieces presented in these programmes and it is easy to see why his charm, energy and integrity have won him such a considerable following.
- This disc has been re-packaged and re-released for 2006 in worldwide NTSC format.