It’s happening AGAIN! World Ballet Day will once again be a live streaming event on Youtube!
On October 1, 2015 from 10pm EST on Wednesday, September 30 until 9pm on Thursday, October 1 the original five brilliant and renowned ballet companies are back– the Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet– for an entire day of live streams of company class, rehearsals, interviews, and any other tidbits that come up during the day of a ballet dancer.
AND “In addition to the live footage, the day will also feature pre-recorded video from many other companies, including Bangarra Dance Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Boston Ballet, English National Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Houston Ballet (Ours will run during the SFB scheduled stream), Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, National Ballet of China, Nederlands Dans Theater, Northern Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet and Scottish Ballet.”
The entire stream from each company will be uploaded afterwards, but please try to find a way to take part of this live streaming! I’ll post a full day review when the videos are uploaded, because sadly I might have to miss the live stream due to work…
Here’s the schedule curtsey DM:
10pm–3am, The Australian Ballet
Rehearsals of their new Sleeping Beauty by artistic director David McAllister, as well as four other ballets that will tour to China later in October.
- 3am–6am, Bolshoi Ballet
Interviews with Sergei Filin, Yuri Possokhov, Brigitte Lefevre and others.
- 6am–11am, The Royal Ballet
Behind the scenes of Covent Garden during a matinee of Romeo and Juliet and a rehearsal of Carlos Acosta’s brand-new Carmen.
- 11am–4pm, National Ballet of Canada
The company will be on tour in Montréal. Plus, get a sneak peak of Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, which doesn’t have its North American premiere until November.
- 4pm–9pm, San Francisco Ballet
Hear from budding dancemaker Liam Scarlett on his upcoming Frankenstein, and the masterful William Forsythe on SFB’s North American premiere of Pas/Parts.
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