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Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

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


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