Jewels

Premiere

02. November 2019
Saturday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
04. November 2019
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
05. November 2019
Tuesday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
02. December 2019
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
05. December 2019
Thursday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
07. December 2019
Saturday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
09. December 2019
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
27. January 2020
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
29. January 2020
Wednesday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
24. September 2020
Thursday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
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25. September 2020
Friday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions
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03. October 2020
Saturday
2 intermissions
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22. October 2020
Thursday
2 intermissions
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29. October 2020
Thursday
2 intermissions
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Cast 02.11.2019

Conductor Paul Connelly
Choreography George Balanchine
Komponist Gabriel Fauré Igor Strawinski Peter I. Tschaikowski
Costume Design Barbara Karinska
Stage Design Peter Harvey
Lighting Design Mark Stanley
Stage Design Adaption John C. Sullivan
Lighting Adaptation Christian Kass

Details

»Dance is music made visible« – this statement by George Balanchine, one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century, is particularly true of his ballet »Jewels«. Inspired by jewellery from Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, Balanchine created a three-part work which reflects influences of three major ballet schools – France (Fauré, »Emeralds«), the United States (Stravinsky, »Rubies«) and Russia (Tchaikovsky, »Diamonds«) – and is also an homage to the three important centres of classical ballet that played a central part in Balanchine’s life story. With costumes designed by the legendary Karinska, Balanchine’s dancers sparkle like jewels: the emeralds have an ethereal softness, the rubies are cool, vital and sexy, and the diamonds have an imperial brilliance.