David Hallberg as the titular Marco Spada in the filmed version of Bolshoi Ballet’s Marco Spada. Photo by Damir Yusupov courtesy of Bolshoi Theatre.
The Bolshoi Ballet’s filmed version of “Marco Spada” (which took place in Moscow on March 30) epitomizes all that is magnificent — and all that can be nonsensical — about ballet. Presented by Pathé Live, the screening was held at Village East Cinema and featured a pre-talk by dance historian David Vaughan and dance writer Joan Acocella. The event was catnip for balletomanes.
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