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Jewels

New York City Ballet New York Stage

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 haven’t seen it, now’s the time. —L.J.

Similar events around the world: George Balanchine’s Jewels is performed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (October 1–2, 2019); the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco (April 15–21, 2020); and the Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg (April 29, 2020).

New York City Ballet 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
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