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World Ballet Day Live – Updated

Posted on October 3, 2016

Update: Now with full streams from The Australian BalletThe Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet.

Prepare for a watching marathon: World Ballet Day Live returns on October 4, with 20 hours of footage streamed live from The Australian Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet. For the first time, the livestream will be shown via Facebook Live – the longest broadcast ever to be shown on the platform.

First held in 2014, World Ballet Day Live goes behind the scenes at five companies around the world, showing their different approaches through live coverage of class, rehearsals and interviews. To watch, go to each company’s Facebook page or to worldballetday.com. Highlights will be available afterwards via YouTube.

This year will also include pre-recorded footage of other dance organisations, including Hong Kong Ballet, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Ballets du Monte Carlo and Dutch National Ballet.

The Australian Ballet:

The Royal Ballet:

The National Ballet of Canada:

San Francisco Ballet:

 

Photograph: Filming The Royal Ballet. Photograph: Sim Canetty-Clarke, courtesy of The Royal Opera House

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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