Royal Ballet: Jewels
A three-act ballet created for the New York City Ballet by founding choreographer George Balanchine. It has three related movements: Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds and the dancers are dressed like jewels.
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George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the re of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’.
Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS
Live from the Royal Opera House
Live Broadcast: Rated 12a by the BBFC
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