Thursday 4 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Friday 5 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Saturday 6 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Tuesday 9 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Wednesday 10 May from 1:30pm to 4pm Friday 12 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Saturday 13 May from 1:30pm to 4pm Monday 15 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Wednesday 17 May from 1:30pm to 4pm Thursday 18 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Friday 19 May from 7:30pm to 10pm Saturday 20 May from 7:30pm to 10pm
Starting from: $38.00
George Balanchine’s Jewels is a three-part ballet celebrating his vision of three jewels.
Visually and thematically structured around the motifs of Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds, the piece explores the idea of movement radiating from the body through each specific jewel.
Making its world premiere at New York City Ballet in 1967, Jewels showcases Balanchine’s atmospheric musicality. These contrasting works explore his time in Paris, New York and St Petersburg through the harmony of music and the defining visual elements of colour, shape and silhouette. Each of the three acts is distinct in style and mood, set to music by three different composers: Fauré for Emeralds, Stravinsky for Rubies, Tchaikovsky for Diamonds. Opulent costumes and sets unify each of the three sections to achieve one regal whole, which will showcase the breathtaking classical precision of The Australian Ballet’s artists.
A mesmerising spectacle that is both soft and sharp, racy and refined, flashy and majestic, Jewels is a lavish work capturing the company’s celebratory spirit in its milestone 60th anniversary year.
Jewels has been entirely funded by the generous donors of The David Hallberg Fund.