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The Royal Ballet: Jewels

Rated NR 150 min. 2017

George Balanchine's evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of 'Emeralds', while the fire of 'Rubies' comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in 'Diamonds'.

Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

Film Credits

Director: George Balanchine

Writer: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Cast: Pavel Sorokin, Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Laura Morera, Valeri Hristov, Ryoichi Hirano, Melissa Hamilton, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares

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