NY City Ballet Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ Fall 2018

New York City Ballet performs the Balanchine classic Jewels, six times in its Fall 2018 Season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center from September 18 – 25, 2018.


Jewels (1967) has a tryptych: Emeralds is set to Gabriel Fauré, Rubies is set to Igor Stravinsky, and Diamonds is set to Tschaikovsky.

Balanchine had worked the concept in his Symphony in C for the Paris Opera in 1947. Visiting the famous jewelers Van Cleef and Arpels on Fifth Avenue, inspired Balanchine to further develop the idea. He created the first three-act ballet without a story.

The lead New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay explains the ballet in his 2016 article Understanding Balanchine’s ‘Jewels,’ a Perfect Introduction to Ballet.

Jewels Performances

  • Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 22 at 2 pm
  • Sunday, September 23 at 3 pm
  • Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 pm

Casting will be announced in early September.

Jewels Tickets

From $35

David H. Koch Theater Box Office

Monday: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm


Center Charge: (212) 496-0600



Visit the David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
(Columbus Ave at 63rd)


  • (1) to 66th St – Lincoln Center
  • (A) (C) or (B) (D) to 59th St – Columbus Circle


M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104


There are entrances to Lincoln Center’s Parking Garage on Amsterdam Ave, 62nd St, and 65th St.


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