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Miami City Ballet Presents: Jewels (Program One)

Classical Dance

“Jewels,” wrote the hypercritical Robert Garis, “is a work of genius both as a work of art and as show business,” which is why for 50 years now it has captivated audiences around the world. “Emeralds”: The lush music of Fauré, the glowing aura of a woodland glade, Balanchine at his most romantic and lyrical. “Rubies”: Glittering, witty, jazzy: the Balanchine-Stravinsky partnership at its most scintillating. “Diamonds”: Balanchine reaching back to the classic grandeur of 19th – century Russian ballet at its imperial height.