Jewels - Bolshoi Ballet Season

19 April only
Screened at Spotlight Theatre
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Bolshoi Ballet Season

Screened at Spotlight Theatre

Emeralds, rubies and diamonds are the inspiration for choerographer George Balanchine's glittering triptych of abstract ballets.

Each displays a facet of musical and dance styles intimately connected to his own life and career.

In the three acts Balanchine delves into the essence of each jewel, using music from different composers and incorporating different balletic styles.

'Emeralds', set to music by Fauré, is infused with a dreamy French romanticism.

The fiery 'Rubies' fizzes with the energy and exuberance of jazz-age New York in its setting of ebullient Stravinsky.

And 'Diamonds', using music from Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony, evokes the high classicism of Imperial Russia, here brilliantly danced by the Bolshoi.