Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Sunday, December 13
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2hr 05mins // featuring:Vladislav Lantratov, Anastasia Stashkevich, Anna Tikhomirova, Igor Tsvirko

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 only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece.  Starring Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

Music Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds) 
Choreography George Balanchine​

Emeralds: Vladislav Lantratov, Anastasia Stashkevich, Anna Tikhomirova, Igor Tsvirko
Rubies: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Ekaterina Shipulina
Diamonds: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin

Jewels was recorded live on January 19, 2014