George Balanchine’s elegant and animated Jewels (1967) has been dazzling audiences ever since it premiered more than 50 years ago. A beloved favorite in the Balanchine canon, Jewels is a triptych of dances evoking French (“Emeralds”), American (“Rubies”), and Russian (“Diamonds”) ballet traditions, inspired by the choreographer’s visit to the jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. Miami City Ballet is famed for its dedication to Balanchine’s repertory, style, and technique, and returns for the first time in more than a decade with his seminal ballet, danced to music by Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky—performed live by the Berkeley Symphony. “Bold, light, immediate, intensely musical, the dancing of Miami City Ballet flies straight to the heart” (The New York Times).
This event is made possible, in part, by an anonymous Patron Sponsor. The September 23 performance is made possible, in part, by Daniel Johnson and Herman Winkel.
Run time for this concert is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including two intermissions.
Parking will be a problem on campus for this performance on September 24 due to a Cal Football game versus Arizona. Please note that this is also Homecoming weekend so please allow extra time for finding parking on Sept 23 and 25 as well.
Most, if not all, University parking lots will be reserved for game patrons and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. Traffic will be heavy. We advise you to arrive early and to seriously consider alternative transportation.
Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.