The Royal Ballet will celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s full-length abstract ballet when it arrives at the Royal Opera House from the 1st to the 21st April. 

Fifty years on since it was first performed by the New York City Ballet, George Balanchine’s ballet Jewels will return to Covent Garden.

The ballet is inspired by New York’s Van Cleef & Arpels jewellers with each of the movements inspired by a different gem stone: Emeralds; Rubies and  Diamonds to capture the evolution of classical ballet through visionary choreography.

Jewels first joined the Royal Ballet repertory in 2007 and using costume designs from the original production and new set designs by Jean-Marc Puissant.

Featuring music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pytor Il’yich Tchaikvosky, this latest revival of Jewels will also see a number of debuts from all ranks of the company including principal dancers such as  Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb, Akane Takada, Alexander Campbell, Ryoichi Hirano, Steven McRae and Vadim Muntagirov.

Jewels will be performed by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House from the 1st until the 21st April . To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

 

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