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George Balanchine's Jewels

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McCaw Hall (map) Seattle Center
Sept. 22-Oct. 1 2017

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Recommended by Rich Smith

Considered one of choreographer George Balanchine’s greatest ballets, Jewels is a masterpiece of escapism designed to showcase a company’s best dancers. Gabriel Fauré’s rich, romantic music drives the opener, “Emeralds.” The dance’s tone matches Stranger Genius Award nominee Noelani Pantastico’s style perfectly, so you’ll want to try to catch her in the lead role. The middle piece, “Rubies,” is a stunner. Igor Stravinsky’s wild music has the principals moving nonstop and performing feats of athleticism every 15 seconds. “Diamonds” kind of combines the two. It’s lovely and elegant but requires lots of fancy footwork. In general, the show is a great starting point for ballet virgins and a treat for veterans. A tip: On September 29, PNB is doing a casual “Beer and Ballet” performance. You can find some main floor tickets on that day for $39.

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McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Sept. 22-Oct. 1 2017
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