The rarely performed ballet ‘Marco Spado’, which comes to the Wellesley Cinema tomorrow (Sunday 30th)as part of the ‘Live’ season of screenings, offers dance fans a unique opportunity to see this critically acclaimed, ‘glorious’ production direct from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
Marco Spado languished largely forgotten and seldom performed for over 150 years until it entered the Bolshoi repertoire in November 2013.
The narrative involves a heady mix of banditry (Marco Spado is a notorious robber and plunderer), romantic liaisons, an innocent daughter, regiments, Governors and princes. There is even an unexpected twist at the end.
As a ballet, it offers real challenges for 5 principals as well as a full corps de ballet. There are technical demands too in elaborate settings and complex scene changes. Coming to the screen live, it promises to be genuinely thrilling.
‘Marco Spado’ is live at the Wellesley Cinema on at 4pm on Sunday March 30th..