07 December 2019
19:30 - 21:45
2 intermissions
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Cast | 07.12.2019

Conductor Paul Connelly
Choreography George Balanchine
Music 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
Emeralds 1. Pas de deux Natascha Mair
Robert Gabdullin
Emeralds 2. Pas de deux Maria Yakovleva
Roman Lazik
Emeralds Pas de trois Ioanna Avraam
Alice Firenze
Dumitru Taran
Rubies Pas de deux Nina Poláková
Davide Dato
Rubies Solodame Olga Esina
Diamonds Pas de deux Liudmila Konovalova
Navrin Turnbull


»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.