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Ballet West artists perform Emeralds
Photo by Beau Pearson
Northrop Presents

Ballet West

2019-20 Northrop Season
Feb 2020
About the Event

Jewels
with live orchestra
Choreography by George Balanchine

Created in 1967, and considered the first abstract full-length ballet, George Balanchine’s Jewels is a masterpiece—and a master class—on the history, beauty, and diversity of ballet technique. The French romanticism of Emeralds, danced to Fauré’s dreamy score; Stravinsky’s driving, jazzy energy for Rubies that seems to suggest urban America; and Tchaikovsky’s regal, glittering evocation of the imperial court of Russia in Diamonds all combine to create a treasure chest of dance, performed by one of America’s most vibrant companies.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Northrop Season Group Discount: Groups of 10+ save 15% off original ticket prices or 25% off for schools and educational groups to Northrop season events. Remember, tickets are always 50% off for children 17 and under when purchased with at least one adult ticket. Simply fill out the Group Ticket Reservation form.

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Scene from Diamonds with Amber Miller of Ballet West
Scene from Diamonds with Amber Miller

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Scene from Rubies with Beckanne Sisk and Hadriel Diniz of Ballet West
Scene from Rubies with Beckanne Sisk and Hadriel Diniz

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Scene from Rubies with Beckanne Sisk and Hadriel Diniz of Ballet West
Scene from Rubies with Beckanne Sisk and Hadriel Diniz

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Scene from Diamonds with Emily Adams and Adrian Fry of Ballet West
Scene from Diamonds with Emily Adams and Adrian Fry

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Scene from Diamonds with Emily Adams of Ballet West
Scene from Diamonds with Emily Adams

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Scene from Diamonds with Emily Adams of Ballet West
Scene from Diamonds with Emily Adams

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Scene from Emeralds with Katherine Lawrence of Ballet West
Scene from Emeralds with Katherine Lawrence

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Scene from Emeralds with Katlyn Addison and Trevor Naumann of Ballet West
Scene from Emeralds with Katlyn Addison and Trevor Naumann

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Scene from Emeralds with Katlyn Addison of Ballet West
Scene from Emeralds with Katlyn Addison

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Scene from Emeralds with Kazlyn Nielsen of Ballet West
Scene from Emeralds with Kazlyn Nielsen
Related Events
Ballet West Performance Preview / Presentation

Sat, Feb 22, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation with Ballet West’s Artistic Director Adam Sklute and Northrop Director of Programming Kristen Brogdon.

Sun, Feb 23, 12:45 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

THREE JEWELS: THE MUSIC OF FRANCE, AMERICA, AND RUSSIA: Hear a presentation by Matt Bribitzer-Stull, a member of the University of Minnesota’s School of Music and the Director of the University Honors Program, about the music of Jewels and the selections George Balanchine programmed for this ballet.


POP-UP LIBRARY

Sat, Feb 22, before the performance and during intermission
East Atrium

Explore a selection of books, scores, and recordings curated from University of Minnesota Libraries that showcase the breadth and depth of the music, dance, arts and culture-inspired materials. Learn more.


LOBBY MUSICIANS

Sat, Feb 22,  before and after the performance and during intermission

Jasmine Wei-Ting Chang, cello (Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, U of M School of Music)
David Carrillo, violin (Master of Musical Arts Candidate, U of M School of Music)

 

Sat, Feb 23, before and after the performance and during intermission

Isabel Carter, Violin
Isabel earned her B.A. in violin performance at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota where she studied with Peter McGuire. She enjoys teaching private lessons, freelancing for various events, and playing in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra as their Assistant Principal Second.


LOBBY Exhibition

OUTREACH THROUGH SCIENCE AND ART PRESENTS
Gemology: The Beautiful Science of Gemstones display
Sat, Feb 22 & Sun, Feb 23

Why do we love gemstones? They’re beautiful, durable, and rare. Inspired by Ballet West’s production of Jewels at Northrop, OSA takes a closer look at three of the world’s most recognizable gemstones: rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. Human-sized models of the atomic structures of these gemstones showcase the symmetry and patterns that give them their brilliance and resilience.

Photo by Beau Pearson
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2019-20 Northrop Winter Dance Program cover