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Lincoln Kirstein called it a “full-length ballet without a plot,” but George Balanchine’s Jewels—which premiered in 1967 and consists of three acts: “Emeralds,” “Rubies,” and “Diamonds”—is a castle keep of Medieval imagery, Symbolist echoes, neoclassical refractions, and the story of Balanchine’s heart. If you’ve never seen it, now’s the time. —L.J.

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San Francisco Ballet Chris Hellman Center for Dance, 455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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