THE Royal Ballet’s sparkling production of Jewels is a love letter to ballet, told through the shimmering beauty that is ‘Emeralds,’ ‘Rubies’ and ‘Diamonds’.
This captivating performance will be screened at Theatr Mwldan in Cardigan on April 18 (7.15pm) - an encore screening of a performance captured live on April 11.
American choreographer George Balanchine went on to make history with Jewels as the first three-act abstract ballet. First performed in full by The Royal Ballet in 2007, each of the three movements represents a unique stage in the development of classical ballet with a different stone for its inspiration and a different composer for the music.
In ‘Emeralds,’ the French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the act’s lyricism. The fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York.
Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet in ‘Diamonds’, with Tchaikovsky and the splendour of Imperial Russia. Each act salutes a different era in classical ballet’s history as well as a distinct period in Balanchine’s own life. Through it all, Balanchine displays his genius for combining music with visionary choreography.
Tickets for Royal Opera House screenings are £16 (£15) and are available now from Mwldan's Box Office on 01239 621200, online and via Smartphones by visiting www.mwldan.co.uk