Benjamin Millepied And Philip Glass Pay Tribute To One Of Ballet's Most Prolific Choreographers

December 3, 2014 1:59 PM

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Benjamin Millepied And Philip Glass Pay Tribute To One Of Ballet's Most Prolific Choreographers

In April 1967, famed choreographer George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, created a ballet inspired by jewels.

The piece, aptly titled "Jewels," was divided into three parts, "Emeralds," "Rubies," and "Diamonds," and featured music by composers Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, respectively. The work was widely considered the first abstract ballet, given that it lacked a concrete ...

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