The Royal Ballet's Jewels to begin in U.S. Cinemas

Fri, April 28, 2017

Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

George Balanchine’s sparkling ballet, Jewels, will begin playing in select cinemas in the U.S starting on Saturday, 4/29.  Inspired by the unique beauty of different gemstones, this stunning ballet uses the music of three different composers to punctuate the variety in color and shine of the stones features in each of the three acts.  As stated on the Royal Opera House’s website:

 

“The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the lyricism of ‘Emeralds’. The fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet in ‘Diamonds’, with the splendour of Imperial Russia and Tchaikovsky’s opulent Third Symphony. Each section salutes a different era in classical ballet’s history as well as a distinct period in Balanchine’s own life.”

 

To find out more about the history and development of this ballet, as well as to see rehearsal footage, check out the video below:

 


 

Click here for cinema dates, showtimes, and tickets:

http://stageandstream.com/movie/231378/Jewels-Royal-Ballet