Jewels (ballet by George Balanchine)

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Jewels (ballet by George Balanchine)
Ballet de L'Opera National de Paris / George Balanchine / Christian Lacroix

[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Monday 19 June 2006

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

G :-

'Jewels', a work first performed by the New York City Ballet in 1967. This alluring, abstract ballet, a triptych in which each piece sparkles with the brilliance of a precious stone, is a lyric tribute to women and to the capital cities of the great dance schools.

G :-

All Regions - Widescreen 16:9 - DTS 5.1 Surround / LPCM Stereo - Colour - 155 Minutes - NTSC

George Balanchine and the Paris Opera always enjoyed a special relationship after Jacques Rouche, the then administrator, offered the young choreographer the post of ballet master in 1929. Balanchine declined the job, but he created several ballets for the company and came to the Palais Garnier regularly to oversee his works. In 2000, seventeen years after his death, a rare and precious ballet arrived at the Paris Opera: Jewels, a work first performed by the New York City Ballet in 1967. This alluring, abstract ballet, a triptych in which each piece sparkles with the brilliance of a precious stone, is a lyric tribute to women and to the capital cities of the great dance schools. Couturier, painter and craftsman Christian Lacroix created the glorious costumes and sets which, together with the outstanding performances of the dancers and the sensitive musical direction of Paul Connelly, results in a celebration of sumptuous splendour.