Phoenix Picturehouse begins this year’s programme of ballet transmissions with a chance to see the Bolshoi Ballet literally sparkling in Jewels on Sunday 19th January.  Inspired by the famous jewellers of New York’s Fifth Avenue, this triptych is a tribute to women, and to the cities of Paris, New York and St Petersburg.  Choreographed in 1967 for New York City Ballet, this full evening work, with its jewel-like costumes, celebrates the three cities and three dance schools that forged the elegance, aesthetic and style of choreographer George Balanchine. Emeralds was conceived as a poetic tribute to the French romantic school and Rubies to the American tradition of Broadway musicals, while Diamonds honours the virtuosity of Russian classical dancers.

Music: Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds)

Choreography: George Balanchine

With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

The show time given is the curtain-up time; doors open 15 minutes earlier.

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Performance:  Sunday 19th January 2014  3.00pm

Phoenix Picturehouse, 57 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AE

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