The Royal Ballet in Jewels: a photo gallery

Of Balanchine’s three Jewels, we find Emeralds the most subtly stylish: those floating bourrées, the Giselle-like balances, the chic intricate patterns. True, it doesn’t seem to be performed on its own as often as the other two sections of the ballet, but this ode to Romantic ballet (hinted at not only in the long tutus, but also in the fluid and delicate choreography) can leave a lasting impression, and The Royal Ballet wears the gem particularly well. So here’s a gallery to celebrate Mr. B’s alluring Emeralds in captivating images by Alice Pennefather:

All photos: © Alice Pennefather, courtesy of ROH


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