JEWELS – Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday 8th November 3pm

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Inspired by brilliant precious stones, George Balanchine exquisitely choreographed “Jewels” in 1967 as three disparate parts, each with its own composer and striking beauty. The ballet serves as a tribute to three cities, Paris, New York and Saint Petersburg, all of which carved the elegance, aesthetic and style of Balanchine. “Emeralds,” honoring the French romantic school, reveals the most delicate of movements, while “Rubies” reflects the lightning-fast pace of New York in a jazzy, witty and sharp attack. “Diamonds” is an homage to the opulence and regality of Balanchine’s native Russia. Recently added to the Bolshoi repertoire, the dancers bring “a fascinating life” (Financial Times) to this ballet that combines pure virtuosity, class and elegance.

Choreographed by George Balanchine, courtesy of George Balanchine Trust
Music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Starring the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Captured live on 19 Jan 2014

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