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“Jewels”

The Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow:
“Jewels”

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The Bolshoi Ballet Live from Moscow

In collaboration with the Pathé Live

Recorded broadcast from the Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre

Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova,
Ekaterina Krysanova
and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone…
With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and St Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy Balanchine’s visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is the only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece.

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