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Work: Rubies

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ComposerStravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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New York CityAll Balanchine I

Stravinsky, Ravel
George Balanchine; New York City Ballet; New York City Ballet Orchestra
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San Francisco Ballet struts its stuff at Gala #86

Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in George Balanchine's Rubies © Erik Tomasson
Among the standouts at the San Francisco Ballet gala evening performance were Ana Sophia Scheller in Rubies, Sasha De Sola in Études, Benjamin Freemantle in Agon, and Misa Kuranaga and Angelo Greco in Handel-A Celebration.
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Mixed works from SFB

Sofianne Sylve in Scarlett's Fearful Symmetries © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet opens Program 2 of the 2016 season with pieces by two cornerstone American choreographers, George Balanchine and Mark Morris, and a world première by British choreographer Liam Scarlett.
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PNB bids farewell to Carla Körbes and Kiyon Gaines

As the audience, our relationship with Körbes and Gaines as PNB dancers has ended, but the future holds new beginnings.
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Jewels—New York City Ballet Shines

In the mid-1960s, a visit to renowned French jewelers Van Cleef and Arpels inspired George Balanchine to choreograph a glittering ballet. New York City Ballet premiered Jewels in April of 1967 at the New York State Theater (now called the David H. Koch Theater) and it remains a fan favorite 44 years later, delighting audiences from that same stage.

Jewels

Not so many moons ago, opening night at the Opera House meant dressing up—dinner jackets, long dresses and furs, with of course, the obligatory embellishment of the family jewels. Alas, jeans, shirtsleeves and sneakers are all too often seen these days, so glamour and style must stem from the stage outwards into the auditorium.