This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and celebrates the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine paid homage to the captivating beauty of the dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy this visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is the only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece. Starring Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Shipulina, Ekaterina Krysanova, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.
CAST: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Shipulina, Ekaterina Krysanova
RUN TIME: 125 min