Jewels | September 25 - October 4, 2020 | Pacific Northwest Ballet
Jewels | September 25 – October 4, 20202020-07-13T13:03:54+00:00

Lesley Rausch & Karel Cruz in George Balanchine's Diamonds Angela Sterling

Lesley Rausch & Karel Cruz in George Balanchine's Diamonds Angela Sterling

The perfect marriage of style and substance, George Balanchine’s Jewels is required viewing for any ballet fan. Underneath their glittering exterior lies a perfect primer to Balanchine’s style—Emeralds whispers of grace, courtesy, and French perfume; Rubies sizzles with American sass; and Diamonds conjures the magnificence of old St. Petersburg.


Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds)

George Balanchine

Elyse Borne

Scenic & Costume Design
Jérôme Kaplan

Lighting Design
Randall G. Chiarelli

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“It’s pure dance: perfectly placed legs pointing to the sky, dreamily partnered pirouettes, a delicate interweaving of hands, an arm caught in a perfect curve, a world created.”

Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

“When the dancers began to move, they looked like celestial jewels twirling across the universe.”

Rich Smith, The Stranger

“The full-length work is a challenge for any company but PNB is easily up to the task of managing the fluidity of Emeralds, the ferocious angularity of Rubies and the aristocratic hauteur of Diamonds.”

Alice Kaderlan, Seattle PI


Casting is announced one week before the performance.

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