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World Ballet Day

Posted on September 29, 2021

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World Ballet Day 2021 will take place this year on October 19. The global celebration returns for its eighth instalment, bringing together a host of the world’s leading companies for a packed day of dance.

Over the course of the day, rehearsals, discussions and classes will be streamed for free across six continents, offering behind-the-scenes glimpses of ballet’s biggest stars and upcoming performers.

Fumi Kaneko in rehearsal for Don Quixote during World Ballet Day 2020. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski.

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With COVID-19 guidelines changing daily across the globe, dance companies have struggled to return to stages and rehearsal studios. This year’s celebration will recognise the extraordinary resilience of this art form in the face of those challenges, showcasing the breadth of talent performing, choreographing and working on productions today. A full line-up of participating companies and their respective streaming schedules is now available via worldballetday.com.

 

Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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