11 of the world's greatest ballet stars, 9 world-renowned choreographers, 7 legendary ballet companies, an exclusive selection of classical and contemporary ballet performances in one breathtaking program.
Since its foundation, De Bethune has remained true to the idea of combining tradition and modernity. As an independent “Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie,” all of its timekeepers are designed and produced in-house in the spirit of striving for excellence in a continuous quest for perfection. These are values shared with and exemplified by the Russian Ballet Jewels whose breathtaking performances, in which the world’s best dancers give their heart and soul, celebrate the most beautiful ballets ever choreographed.
The greatest stars – including Elena Vostrotina, Xander Parish, Ekaterina Osmolkina, Yannick Bittencourt, Nancy Osbaldeston, Anna Nikulina, Mikhail Lobukhin, to name but a few – from the ballet companies of the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Royal Flemish Ballet, the Zurich Opera Ballet, the Yakobson St. Petersburg Theatre and the Paris National Opera will grace the stage of the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva, performing legendary pas-de-deux and solos of classical ballet that have become the references of Russian choreographic art, and masterpieces of contemporary ballet created by the most talented choreographers of our time.
From The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake to Gorsky's experiments and Fokine's stylizations, complemented by contemporary works by Nureyev, Fallen... – an evening with the Russian Ballet Jewels is a major event, both for a discerning audience and for those keen to discover fabled masterpieces and a selection of recent productions performed by world-class dancers.
To support this truly contemporary celebration of classicism and eternal elegance is a genuine privilege.
De Bethune is particularly proud to support the Russian Ballet Jewels, a production brought to life by Vladimir Ippolitov whose mission is to promote not only the art of classical and contemporary ballet, but also to share this passion with the world through the best dancers of our time.
By supporting the Russian Ballet Jewels, De Bethune celebrates the histotical and steadfast bon that has been forged over the years between the watch brand and Russia.
Prominent Russian clients, great connoisseurs of contemporary Fine Watchmaking, have been loyal to De Bethune since the foundation of the first workshop. Indeed, the very first “starry night” dial created by De Bethune, now a hallmark of the brand, faithfully captures the firmament of the mythical White Nights above St. Petersburg on a 21st of June.
For requests regarding interviews with the organizers and dancers, and seats reserved for the press, please contact De Bethune.