Ballet on Screen: Jewels from Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow

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    Photo credit: Marc Haegeman


Ballet on Screen: Jewels from Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow


Sunday Feb 23 01:00 PM
Tuesday Feb 25 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $18.00
General Admission: $20.00


About the Film:

George Balanchine | Ballet in Three Parts | Music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | 150 mins.

Inspired by brilliant precious stones, George Balanchine choreographed Jewels in 1967 as three disparate parts, each with its own composer and striking beauty. The ballet serves as a tribute to the three cities—Paris, New York, and St. Petersburg—that influenced the elegance, aesthetic and style of Balanchine. Emeralds, honoring the French romantic school, reveals the most delicate of movements, while Rubies reflects the lightning-fast pace of New York in a jazzy, witty, sharp attack. Diamonds is an homage to the opulence and regality of Balanchine’s native Russia. Recently added to the Bolshoi repertoire, the dancers bring “a fascinating life” (Financial Times) to this ballet that combines pure virtuosity, class, and elegance. Performed live January 19, 2014.

Featuring the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet 

Choreography: George Balanchine, courtesy of George Balanchine Trust
Music: Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskyk (Diamonds)
Set Designer: Alyona Pikalova
Costume Designer: Elena Zaitseva
Music Director: Pavel Sorokin

Special thanks to Ballet and Opera on Screen presenting sponsor Louis Vuitton.


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