WEEKEND: Ballet leaps onto Port Townsend screen on Sunday and Tuesday

Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Ballet in Cinema series dances into the Rose Theatre again this Sunday and Tuesday with “Marco Spada,” a tale of banditry and romance.

The Bolshoi Ballet had initially planned to stage “The Golden Age” this spring, but that's been canceled and “Marco” brought in instead.

The ballet will be transmitted onto the movie screen at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and again at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rose, 235 Taylor St.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $14 for seniors 62 and older and $12 for children 12 and younger.

“Marco Spada,” at two hours and 50 minutes in length, is the story of a bandit who leads a double life.

Even Spada's lovely daughter, Angela, has no idea of his escapades.

He's raised her in his castle lair, while conducting his brazen plundering right under the nose of the Governor. Angela, meanwhile, has become romantically obsessed with Prince Frederici. She's distraught upon learning he is already betrothed to Marchesa Sampietri, the Governor's daughter.

Nineteenth-century French composer Daniel François Esprit Auber created this ballet; it is a rarely performed work with complex choreography, lead roles created for each of the five principal dancers, several changes in scenery, and the participation of nearly all the Corps de Ballet.

For more about the Ballet in Cinema and other offerings at the Rose, phone the box office at 360-385-1089 or visit www.RoseTheatre.com.

Last modified: March 28. 2014 1:07AM
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