Jewels

Ballet

29 January 2020
Wednesday
19:30 - 21:45
2 intermissions
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Cast | 29.01.2020

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 Alice Firenze
Dumitru Taran
Anita Manolova
Rubies Pas de deux Nikisha Fogo
Davide Dato
Rubies Solodame Gala Jovanovic
Diamonds Pas de deux Olga Esina
Jakob Feyferlik
 

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.