Single Stream: Jewels | Apr 1–Apr 21

Single Stream: Jewels | Apr 1–Apr 21

A ballet in three parts. George Balanchine’s full-length masterpiece, inspired by displays at New York City jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels, is made up of three separate ballets—Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. Emeralds, set to music by Fauré, is a forest green meditation in long, Romantic-style skirts, influenced by the French style of ballet—decorous, restrained, pristine. Rubies, set to Stravinsky, is more like Times Square at midnight: bright lights, rushing crowds, and a touch of jazz. Diamonds, set to Tchaikovsky, is a glittering homage to Imperial Russia and the grand style of Marius Petipa, the father of classical ballet.

*Note: Rubies and Diamonds will be archival captures.

Single Stream: Jewels | Apr 1–Apr 21

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  • Jewels

    A ballet in three parts. George Balanchine’s full-length masterpiece, inspired by displays at New York City jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels, is made up of three separate ballets—Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds. Emeralds, set to music by Fauré, is a forest green meditation in long, Romantic-style sk...

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