Marco Spada126 MINS2014Dance
Pierre LacotteDaniel-François-Esprit AuberAlexey BogoradVincent Bataillon
Bolshoi BalletDavid HallbergEvguenia ObraztsovaOlga SmirnovaSemion Chudin
First revived in 1981 by Rudolf Nureyev and re-created specifically for the Bolshoi by French choreographer Pierre Lacotte, Marco Spada, or the Bandit's Daughter is a grandiose and unique ballet both on a technical and dramatic level: complex choreography, five lead roles created for five principals, several changes in scenery, the participation of nearly all the Corps de ballet, and even the presence of animals on stage. With its scenes of pantomime, devilish intrigue, rejected suitors, kidnapping heroines, rebellion, and lovers misunderstandings, Marco Spada is a fresh and joyful ballet to discover. The American soloist David Hallberg stars as Marco Spada with Evguenia Obraztsova, Olga Smirnova, Semion Chudin and the Corps de ballet of the Bolshoi Ballet. scale of its corps de ballet scenes and also by changes in the choreography of the roles of the main characters.