Reviews from opening night of "Jewels"
From Iris Fanger in the Patriot Ledger:
Boston Ballet's ‘Jewels’ is a gemMore from the Patriot Ledger
George Balanchine, arguably the most important choreographer of the 20th century, created the three-act, plotless ballet “Jewels” in 1967, and it instantly became a crowd pleaser. From its slow, elegant beginning (the green-tinted “Emeralds”), to its fast-paced mid-section (“Rubies”), to the spectacle-laden processional (“Diamonds”), which revives memories of the master ballet maker’s childhood and early training in Russia, the work seems to have summarized Balanchine’s strengths and ambitions.
Thea Singer in the Boston Globe:
The beauty of Balanchine - Boston Ballet sparkles in multifaceted 'Jewels'More from the Globe
It is, after all, human beings - full-blooded, heart-throbbing, sensual and sweaty - who bring a dance's steps and gestures, its melodies and rhythms and patterns in space to life. And so it is impossible to keep a story - of bonds and breakages, if nothing else - out of the picture.
This was nowhere more evident than in the Boston Ballet's debut last night of Balanchine's famous "Jewels ....
Jeffrey Gantz' review is in the Boston Phoenix:Crowning glory - Boston Ballet's Jewels at the Wang Theatre
with a link to a slide show here