Alastair Macaulay, writing for The New York Times, gave a rather stilted and mixed review of the San Francisco Ballet's current staging of Balanchine's "Jewels," honoring several of the dancers but getting fussy about the conducting and lighting. (We're not sure we've ever read a ballet review that didn't sound stilted and fussy, but whatever.) "Jewels" is an evening-length triptych which has been called a "Balanchine primer," revealing three distinct facets of the choreographer's style and featuring music by three composers: Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchiakovsky. It's playing in repertory at the War Memorial Opera House through May 10. Find remaining dates and purchase tickets here.