Paloma Herrera and David Hallberg. Hallberg is now a star with the Bolshoi and he might land in your lap at the AFI’s “Ballet in Cinema” series. (Photo by Marty Sohl/Courtesy of the American Ballet Theatre.)

The focus of her article is The American Film Institute’s series called “Ballet in Cinema.” Ballet followers have been hungry for the same sort of programming that opera fans have received.

The next live performance is a repeat of “Esmeralda” from the Bolshoi Ballet Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The AFI Silver Theatre is located in downtown Silver Spring.