Ballet West

Ballet West

NORTHROP PRESENTS
BALLET WEST
2019-20 Northrop Season

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

ABOUT THE EVENT

Jewels
with live orchestra
Choreography by George Balanchine

Created in 1967, and considered the first abstract full-length ballet, George Balanchine’s Jewels is a masterpiece—and a master class—on the history, beauty, and diversity of ballet technique. The French romanticism of Emeralds, danced to Fauré’s dreamy score; Stravinsky’s driving, jazzy energy for Rubies that seems to suggest urban America; and Tchaikovsky’s regal, glittering evocation of the imperial court of Russia in Diamonds all combine to create a treasure chest of dance, performed by one of America’s most vibrant companies.