In short

In the early years of the 1960’s, George Balanchine took a daily walk along New York’s chic Fifth Avenue. There his attention was drawn to the window displays of jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels. The legendary Russian-American choreographer was – in his own words – hypnotized by the beauty of “one window with diamonds, one with emeralds, and one with rubies”, and “in the middle of each group, a tiara was displayed, just like in the court of the tsar.” The idea for the three-part jewel ballet was born.

Anna Tsygankova & Jozef Varga. © Angela Sterling
Igone de Jongh. © Angela Sterling
Jurgita Dronina & Marijn Rademaker. © Angela Sterling

George Balanchine

Choreographer

George Balanchine made quite a mark on the development of theatrical dance - he is the maestro of story-less musical ballet. His ballets mostly stand out because of their architectonical composition of choreographic patterns and dance themes.

Dancers

Who is dancing when?

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 20.15 uur
Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag

Emeralds
Jurgita Dronina - Marijn Rademaker

Qian Liu - Artur Shesterikov

Rubies
Maia Makhateli - Remi Wörtmeyer

Solo girl
Samantha Mednick

Diamonds
Anna Tsygankova - Jozef Varga

Victoria Ananyan, Maria Chugai, Wen Ting Guan, Joanna Mednick
Young Gyu Choi, Rink Sliphorst, Roman Artyushkin, James Stout

Friday, February 20, 2015, 20.15 uur

Emeralds
Vera Tsyganova - Jozef Varga

Qian Liu - Artur Shesterikov

Rubies
Suzanna Kaic - Isaac Hernandez              

Solo girl
Sasha Mukhamedov

Diamonds
Maia Makhateli - Artur Shesterikov

Victoria Ananyan, Maria Chugai, Wen Ting Guan, Joanna Mednick
Young Gyu Choi, Rink Sliphosrt, Roman Artyushkin, James Stout

Saturday February 21, 2015, 20.15 uur

Emeralds
Jurgita Dronina - Marijn Rademaker

Qian Liu - Artur Shesterikov

Rubies
Maia Makhateli - Remi Wörtmeyer

Solo girl
Igone de Jongh

Diamonds
Anna Tsygankova - Jozef Varga

Victoria Ananyan, Maria Chugai, Wen Ting Guan, Joannan Mednick
Young Gyu Choi, Rink Sliphorst, Roman Artyushkin, James Stout

Woensdag 25 februari 2015, 20.00 uur
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Emeralds
Vera Tsyganova - Jozef Varga

Qian Liu - Artur Shesterikov

Rubies
Suzanna Kaic
Isaac Hernandez

Solo girl
Sasha Mukhamedov     

Diamonds
Maia Makhateli - Artur Shesterikov

Victoria Ananyan, Maria Chugai, Wen Ting Guan, Joanna Mednick
Young Gyu Choi, Rink Sliphorst, Roman Artyushkin, James Stout

Friday, Februari 26, 2015, 20h15

Emeralds
Jurgita Dronina - Marijn Rademaker

Victoria Ananyan - Casey Herd

Rubies
Megan Zimny Kaftira - Young Gyu Choi

Solo girl
Samantha Mednick

Diamonds
Wen Ting Guan - Vito Mazzeo

Maiko Tsutsumi, Krista Ettlinger, Emanouela Merdjanova, Vera Tsyganova
Sem Sjouke, Serguei Endinian, Oleksey Smolyakov, James Stout

(Subject to change)