Colorado Ballet

Rubies

Rubies

Choreographer: George Balanchine
Staged by B. Cook - 1996
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Years performed: 1996
2004

Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Premiere: 1967
Average Length: 19 minutes
Number of dancers: 15

About Rubies (courtesy of The Balanchine Trust):

Jewels is unique, full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel.  Each section of the ballet is distinct in both music and mood.
 
Rubies is crisp and witty, epitomizing the collaboration of Stravinsky and Balanchine.

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