Royal Ballet: Jewels

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Royal Ballet: Jewels

Balanchine's 'Jewels' is a ballet triptych, each movement named after a different precious gem. 'Emeralds' has a whiff of the Romantic and music by Fauré, 'Rubies' is show-stopping Broadway-inspired modern ballet set to Stravinsky, and 'Diamonds' is stately Classicism, Tchaikovsky-style. This revival celebrates the 50th anniversary of its premiere.

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A 50 year old ballet which felt as modern as the day it was created. I am not the biggest fan of classical ballet and am much more a fan of Wayne McGregor and the more modern pieces. But this one blew me away - a conceptual piece about 3 different jewels.  It sounds obscure I know! but the pieces really did signify the the jewels in a way that made sense. The Ruby was my favorite with the the cheeky and sassy moves you would expect from such a vibrant jewel. 


The 3 act performance had the perfect balance of group pieces and duets with some really beautiful conceptual dance pieces. 


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