This opulent triptych was inspired by George Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels, on New York’s Fifth Avenue. It celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, by typing each to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.
Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. His Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of the choreographer’s visually captivating work performed at the Bolshoi by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
The production runs two hours, 45 minutes.