'Bunheads' video: 'A Farewell to Bunheads' dance
"Bunheads" may be over, but the kids are still dancing. A video put together by the series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino gives us a dance compilation called "A Farewell to Bunheads."
The video was filmed on Aug. 17, long after ABC Family canceled the single-season show. In it, the young dancers who made up Miss Fanny's studio wander into a fairly empty room and then proceed to perform. Those who watched the dance numbers obsessively should catch more than one reference to several "Bunheads" pieces. Sasha's "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" dance, for example, gets the repeat treatment.
Most of the young dancers and actors from the series are here. Bailey Buntain (Ginny), Julia Goldani Telles (Sasha), Kaitlyn Jenkins (Boo, who unfortunately couldn't perform because of an injury) and Jeanine Mason (Cozette) are joined by those seen mostly in the background of the show itself: Matisse Love, Ra'Jahnae "Rae Rae" Patterson, Colleen Craig, Maine Kawashima, Eli Gruska, Adam Bernstein, Edgar Khachaturov, Kara Hess and Micah Moch.
Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks, the director of the video is seen only in profile, right at the end -- Amy Sherman-Palladino.
In its one season on the air, "Bunheads" told the story of Michelle ( Sutton Foster), a Vegas showgirl who married impulsively and then ends up working in her mother-in-law's dance studio. "Bunheads" was canceled in the summer of 2013.