Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ at New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theaterhttps://www.nycballet.com/
20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels, this full-length masterwork manifests the multifaceted opulence of three coveted stones to awe-inducing effect. Sight and sound conjoin in a brilliant display of music and mood, eliciting audible gasps from every audience.
Balanchine distilled the brilliant facets of precious stones into a grand display: Emeralds moves at Fauré’s mesmerizing pace, while Rubies races like lightning through Stravinsky’s jazz-inflected capriccio. With its symphonic Tchaikovsky score, Diamonds venerates the regality of Balanchine’s classical heritage.— nycballet
Choreography by: George Balanchine
Music by: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky