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Show notes

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (Two intervals)

Booking from: 03 Apr 2017

Booking until: 21 Apr 2017

The Show
Jewels uses three gem stones as starting points to explore an array of musical and dance styles, each intimately connected to Balanchine’s own life and career.

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.


Theatre details

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

Directions:
( 7 minutes from Leicester square Tube Station) Head east on Cranbourn Street and continue for 390 feet ( towards Charing Cross Road). Cranbourn Street turns slightly right and becomes Garrick Street continue along this road for 207 feet. Turn left onto Floral Street and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Bow Street and continue for 171 feet, the theatre will be on your right hand side.

Tube:
Covent Garden station is 1 minute walk (135 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Monday7.30pm
Tuesday7.30pm
Wednesday7.30pm
Thursday7.30pm
Friday7.30pm
Saturday2.00pm7.00pm
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Jewels

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

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