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Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Live in HD from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, this opulent triptych—featuring Emeralds (music by Fauré), Rubies (music by Stravinsky) and Diamonds (music by Tchaikovsky)—was inspired by choreographer George Balachine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels in New York. With this abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel. 

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students, $10 for children (12 and younger) and $7.50 for Mercyhurst students with ID. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit