2021 Edition > van cleef & arpels proudly presents balanchine’s jewels
Van Cleef & Arpels Proudly Presents Balanchine's Jewels

George Balanchine’s glittering masterwork Jewels was inspired by a chance visit to iconic jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels on Fifth Avenue in New York, and since its premiere in 1967, it has become one of the most renowned works of the twentieth century. This dazzling three-act ballet celebrates the beauty and glamour of precious gemstones: in Emeralds, Balanchine evokes the French romantic style; in Rubies, he celebrates American exuberance and energy; and in Diamonds, he presents the magnificent grandeur of Imperial Russia. With music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky performed live and extravagant costumes, the modern classic Jewels is the epitome of glamour!

Choreographer: George Balanchine
Live Accompaniment: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
Principal Guest Artist (Emeralds · Diamonds): Daniel Camargo
Piano (Rubies): Rachel Cheung

*The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including 2 intermissions


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21-23 May 2021 (Fri-Sun), 7:30pm ; 22-23 May 2021 (Sat-Sun), 2:30pm
Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
$1,000 (limited VIP tickets)





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