George Balanchine's glittering masterwork Jewels was inspired by a chance visit to iconic High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels on Fifth Avenue in New York, and since its premiere in 1967, it has become one of the most renowned works of the twentieth century. This dazzling three-act ballet celebrates the beauty and glamour of precious gemstones: in Emeralds, Balanchine evokes the French romantic style; in Rubies, he celebrates American exuberance and energy; and in Diamonds, he presents the magnificent grandeur of Imperial Russia. With music by Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky performed live and extravagant costumes, the modern classic Jewels is the epitome of glamour!
Born in Sorocaba, Brazil, Daniel Camargo trained at John Cranko Ballet School, joined Stuttgart Ballet upon graduation and became a Principal Dancer in 2013. He guest performed at Dutch National Ballet and joined the company in 2016.
An acclaimed guest artist, Camargo has danced with numerous companies worldwide such as The Royal Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet, The Australian Ballet and The Tokyo Ballet. His accolades include European Foundation for Culture's 2009 European Most Promising Award, the 2011 Audience Choice award at the Erik Bruhn Prize competition in Toronto, Canada, the 2017 Positano Premia la Danza and a 2018 Prix Benois de la Danse nomination.
Locally born Rachel Cheung was the first Hong Kong pianist to be a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist in 2017, earning both critical acclaim and the Audience Award for 'outstandingly lyrical' playing that showed 'nobility in her interpretation’. Other accolades include prizes in the 2009 Leeds, 2010 Chopin and 2012 Geneva International Piano Competitions.
Cheung frequently performs both locally and internationally. Highlights of her 2018/19 season include recitals in the US, Mexico, Italy, Poland, the UK, Germany and Japan, and creative collaborations with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and Asian Youth Orchestra, among others.
©Cheung Tai Chi
Choreography: George Balanchine
©The George Balanchine Trust
Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume Design: Karinska
Lighting Design: Billy Chan
Live accompaniment: City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
Conductor: Robert Reimer
Principal Guest Artist (Emeralds and Diamonds): Daniel Camargo
Piano (Rubies): Rachel Cheung
Enjoy Exclusive Gastronomic Delights at Rosewood Hong Kong
Ticket holders can enjoy special sets and/or menus at Bayfare Social, Holt’s Café, Tea Conservatory and The Butterfly Room at Rosewood Hong Kong upon presentation of their Hong Kong Ballet tickets.
Enquiries: 3891 8732 | email@example.com
15% Off Food and Beverage at K11 ARTUS
Ticket holders can enjoy one complimentary drink per person and 15% off a la carte menu at The Commune, 10/F at K11 ARTUS on the day of the performance upon presentation of their tickets.
Enquiries: 2107 3388 | firstname.lastname@example.org
10% off Your Artisanal Staycation at K11 ARTUS
Book directly with promotion code HKBAL via K11 ARTUS official website and enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate. Relax and recharge in our tastefully designed residences for the ultimate artisanal staycation experience.
Enquiries: 2107 3388 | email@example.com
For $1,000 VIP Ticket-holders
Present your ticket stub to Hong Kong Ballet’s reception counter (Level 1 Foyer, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) before the end of intermission to receive a coupon for a free drink. Each ticket stub is valid for one free drink only.
*If cash bars at performance venue are closed due to COVID-19 or any other unexpected circumstances, complimentary drinks for VIP ticket holders will be unavailable.