Ballet West: Jewels

This show is open to middle school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm


Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55454

About the Show

Created in 1967, and considered the first abstract full-length ballet, George Balanchine’s Jewels is a masterpiece—and a master class—on the history, beauty, and diversity of ballet technique. The French romanticism of Emeralds, danced to Fauré’s dreamy score; Stravinsky’s driving, jazzy energy for Rubies that seems to suggest urban America; and Tchaikovsky’s regal, glittering evocation of the imperial court of Russia in Diamonds all combine to create a treasure chest of dance, performed by one of America’s most vibrant companies.

Children should be 10 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 10. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to middle school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • Some dances aim to tell stories. Some are more about celebrating the art form itself and the incredible work it takes for the artists to create and perform it. A similar example is of a song that isn’t telling a story but has clever and enjoyable lyrics and music. Jewels choreographer George Balanchine didn’t often explain the meanings of his works. Some would say that additional meaning isn’t necessary for art to be considered great. Do you agree? Why or why not?

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