Creatively Speaking
1:22 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Ballet Is Glistening With Jewels

Pennsylvania Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary year. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the season starts with a full-length evening ballet by master choreographer George Ballanchine, with whom the company has had a long-standing personal and artistic connection. Ballanchine's Jewels is inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and unfolds in three distinct sections – Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds – each with its own music and mood. The season also includes works by Jerome Robbins and William Forsythe, and two world premieres.

Listen to Susan’s interview with Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser

Pennsylvania Ballet presents a free community performance on Sunday, October 20th at the Kimmel Center.

Jewels is at the Academy of Music through October 27th.

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