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Tuesday September 17, 2019 7:30 PM

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Ever since it made its debut more than 50 years ago, to both critical acclaim and extraordinary popular success, George Balanchine’s Jewels has maintained its place as a gleaming highlight of the international repertory. A full-length work divided into three parts, each named after a gemstone, the ballet incorporates a tribute to French romanticism in Emeralds, an explosion of jazzy neoclassical glamour in Rubies, and a celebration of the splendor of Imperial Russian classicism in Diamonds.

David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hrs 7 min


  • Jewels

    • Music by: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 17, 21 mat: Emeralds; Abi Stafford, Amar Ramasar, Unity Phelan, Ask la Cour, Sara Adams, Sebastian Villarini-Velez* (replaces Ball), Georgina Pazcoguin*, Rubies; Sterling Hyltin, Andrew Veyette, Emily Kitka, Diamonds; Maria Kowrowski, Tyler Angle
      SEPT 19, 20: Emeralds; Ashley Bouder, Taylor Stanley, Megan LeCrone, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Roman Mejia*(replaces Villarini-Velez), Sarah Vilwock, Rubies; Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia, Mira Nadon*, Diamonds; Sara Mearns (replaces Reichlen), Russell Janzen
      SEPT 21 eve: Emeralds; Lauren King, Daniel Applebaum, Emilie Gerrity*, Andrew Scordato, Olivia MacKinnon*, Spartak Hoxha, Rachel Hutsell*, Rubies; Sterling Hyltin (replaces Bouder), Andrew Veyette (replaces Huxley), Emily Kitka, Diamonds; Sara Mearns, Russell Janzen
      *First Time in Role

    Balanchine distilled the brilliant facets of precious stones into a grand display: Emeralds moves at Fauré's mesmerizing pace, while Rubies races like lightning through Stravinsky's jazz-inflected capriccio. With its symphonic Tschaikovsky score, Diamonds venerates the regality of Balanchine’s classical heritage.

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