Three contrasting movements - Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds - provide a wonderful showcase for ballet's many-faceted moods. Emeralds, set to Gabriel Faure's music for Pelleas et Melisande and Shylock is a sensuous and sweeping piece drawing on French Romantic dance from his time with Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Rubies, set to Igor Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, is New York and the lively heat of jazz from the 1930s and 40s, influenced greatly by the Hollywood films and Broadway musicals he worked on. Diamonds, set to Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Thid Symphony, is an homage to Balanchine's early life and training in Russia and it is a dazzling example of the purely classical style associated with Imperialist Russia.


Tamara Rojo, Federico Bonelli, Bennet Gartside, Mara Galeazzi, Valeri Hristov, Robeta Marquez, Leanne Benjamin, Nehemiah Kish, Ricardo Cervera, Yuhui Choe, Laura McCulloch, Zenaida Yanowsky, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Alina Cojocaru, Rupert Pennefather, Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares


Choreographer: George Balanchine
Director(s): Elyse Bourne, Patricia Neary
Design: Jean-Marc Puissant
Costume: Barbara Karinska
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
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Jewels - Emeralds/Rubies/Diamonds

Jewels - Emeralds/Rubies/Diamonds (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T01808726418. Details of all Jewels - Emeralds/Rubies/Diamonds archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1360973237

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20 Sep 11
5 Oct 11
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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