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LOS ANGELES, CA: American Contemporary Ballet Presents "Sapphires"


American Contemporary Ballet


American Contemporary Ballet at Bank of America Plaza
333 S. Hope St., C-150
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 7, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 14, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 8:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 8:00pm



American Contemporary Ballet

In 1967, Balanchine revolutionized ballet. From an idea suggested by Claude Arpels of Van Cleef and Arpels, he created the first full length plotless ballet. Its theme was simple and beautiful —jewels. It’s three acts: Emeralds, to the music of Gabriel Fauré, Rubies, to the music of Igor Stravinsky, and Diamonds, to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

But Balanchine originally intended a fourth act: Sapphires, to the music of 20th century giant Arnold Schoenberg.

This year, for the worldwide celebration of Arnold Schoenberg's 150th birthday, ACB imagines what this jewel might have looked like, including costumes designed in line with the genius Barbara Karinska’s original concepts, and the exaltation of feminine beauty that was the ballet’s true subject.

Presented with excerpts from Balanchine's La Source to music by Léo Delibes.

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