George Balanchine (choreography):
Before emigrating to the West, George Balanchine studied in St. Petersburg and was a member of The State Academic Theatre, now known as the Mariinsky. Jewels dates from late in his career as a choreographer, and was premiered at the New York City Ballet in 1967.
This performance was filmed by Brian Large at the Mariinsky Theatre and features many of the Mariinsky’s most well-known dancers alongside conductor Tugan Sokhiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. Also included is an interview with the Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev. Jewels consists of three acts: Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds, featuring music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky respectively.
Bonus features: interview with Valery Gergiev.
Stereo 2.0 Dolby Digital
Surround 5.1 Dolby Digital
Duration 94 Min approx.