Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The legendary George Balanchine created and mounted the unusual ballet Jewels in 1967; a stylized and abstract triptych, it pays homage to women and honors the great "ballet capitals" of the world, such as Paris and Moscow. Seventeen years after Balanchine's death in 1983, The Paris Opera Ballet restaged Jewels as an homage to the legendary choreographer; that production appears in this performance release. Featured dancers include: Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu and Clairemarie Osta; the music consists of pieces from Fauré, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. The Orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris provides symphonic accompaniment, with Paul Connelly serving as musical director.
ballet-dance, dance [art]