Jewels Pre-recorded from the Royal Opera House, Lo at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres
Film, Tue 11 Apr 2017
Tuesday 11 April 7.15pm
Ballet – Pre-recorded from the Royal Opera House, London
Starring: Beatriz Stix-Brunell Melissa Hamilton Marianela Nuñez
Music: Gabriel Fauré,Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine
George Balanchine’s glittering ballet Jewels was inspired by the beauty of the gem stones he saw in the New York store of jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels. He went on to make history with this, the first abstract three-act ballet, first performed in 1967 by New York City Ballet. Jewels was performed in full by The Royal Ballet for the first time in 2007, using costume designs from the original NYCB production and new set designs by Jean-Marc Puissant.
Each of the three movements draws on a different stone for its inspiration and a different composer for its sound. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the lyricism of ‘Emeralds’. The fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet in ‘Diamonds’, with the splendour of Imperial Russia and Tchaikovsky’s opulent Third Symphony. Each section salutes a different era in classical ballet’s history as well as a distinct period in Balanchine’s own life. Through it all, Balanchine displays his genius for combining music with visionary choreography.
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