George Balanchine's "Jewels" - Mariinsky Ballet (DVD)
George Balanchine's Jewels - Mariinsky Ballet (DVD)
Composers: Fauré, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
Director: Brian Large
Artistic Director: Valery Gergiev
Artists: Mariinsky Ballet
Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra
Run Time: 114 minutes
Region: Region Free, Worldwide
George Balanchine's ballet Jewels dates from late in his career as a choreographer and was premiered at the New York City Ballet in 1967. It has been a core part of the repertoire of the Mariinsky Ballet (also known as the Kirov) since 1999. Regarded as the world s first abstract ballet, Jewels features music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.
The performance was filmed by Brian Large at the Mariinsky Theatre and includes a bonus interview with the Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev.
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