2023-2024 season | Photo of a male and female ballerina posing together in white costumes with jewels on them

November 3- 5

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2023-2024 season | Photo of a female ballerina posing in a gold outfit and tutu

November 3 – 5, 2023 | Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium 


Cincinnati Ballet presents Rep—2, George Balanchine’s masterpiece Jewels has been called the first full-length abstract ballet, and since its premiere in 1967, has remained one of Balanchine’s most-loved works.

The work is inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels. The ballet is presented in three acts, distinctive in mood with music performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Emeralds, the first section, evokes the 19th century dances of French Romantics and features the music of Fauré. Rubies is contemporary, witty and fiery, presenting great contrast to the first act and is a tribute to the collaboration of Balanchine and Stravinsky. Diamonds recalls the grandeur of Imperial Russia where Balanchine grew up and trained. The act is the most majestic of the three and is more purely classical, utilizing music from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3.

2023-2024 season | Photo of a female ballerina posing in a green dress and a gold/green crown



ChoreographyGeorge Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
MusicFauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky

Celebrating Cincinnati Ballet’s 60th Anniversary

2023-2024 SEASON