Balanchine's Jewels is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

A live performance of this seminal work by the Royal Ballet was filmed at Covent Garden last month, to be screened in Australian cinemas direct from London this weekend. The cast includes some of the Royal Ballet biggest names, including principal dancers Laura Morera, Ryiochi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, Marienela Nuñez and Thiago Soares.

Jewels is a three act ballet. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of "Emeralds", while the fire of "Rubies" comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in "Diamonds".

For more info, including session locations and times, head to the Palace website.


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