Screening on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2014
Music Gabriel Fauré (EMERALDS) Music Igor Stravinsky (RUBIES) Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (DIAMONDS) Choreography George Balanchine With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Inspired by New York’s 5th Avenue famous jewellery shops, this triptych is a tribute to women and to the cities of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg.
Choreographed in 1967 in New York City, this ballet with precious stone and jewel-like costumes, celebrates the three cities and three dance schools which forged the elegance, aesthetic and style of choreographer George Balanchine. Emeralds was conceived as a poetic tribute to the French romantic school, Rubies to the American tradition of Broadway musicals, whilst Diamonds honours the virtuosity of classical Russian dancers.