Ballet on Screen: Jewels
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, May 13 11:30 AM Not Available
Film Info
Run Time:150 min
Director(s):George Balanchine
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Featuring:Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Pavel Sorokin
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Laura Morera
Valeri Hristov
Ryoichi Hirano
Melissa Hamilton
Sarah Lamb
Steven McRae
Marianela Nuñez
Thiago Soares

Divided into three distinct and stunning movements, Jewels exemplifies the range and vision of George Balanchine, perhaps the finest ballet choreographer in history. 'Emeralds' draws on the French Romantic music of Gabriel Fauré, 'Rubies' on Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York, and finally 'Diamonds' brings things to a close with grandeur and elegance, set to Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony. A late piece by Balanchine first performed in 1967, this groundbreaking abstract three-act ballet was the first of its kind. With an emphasis on pure sensory pleasure, Jewels is an ecstatic union of music and movement.

Includes two 15-minute intermissions.

Additional Information

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)

The Guardian – “Sublime...Sparkling…Sophisticated.”

British Theatre Guide – “A paean to the beauty of ballet.”