World Ballet Day Live 2014!


Tomorrow on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 10am (AWST) the first-ever World Ballet Day LIVE will take place. A twenty hour non-stop live-streaming event involving some of the world’s leading ballet companies across multiple timezone’s, celebrating dance and the inherent athleticism and daily dedication of all those involved in world class ballet companies.

The event begins with The Australian Ballet in Melbourne, transitioning to Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, then the The Royal Ballet in London, followed by The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto and then closing with The San Francisco Ballet on the west coast of the USA.


World Ballet Day LIVE will give dance fans around the globe unprecedented access to the prominent companies taking part, the resident artists/dancers themselves in both morning training and behind-the- scenes rehearsals thereafter. Plus interviews with artistic teams and various directors throughout!


To join the event at any point, click through using this link to watch live stream event on YouTube.


Highlights will include the following

  • The Australian Ballet will rehearse Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère, Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker and the company’s world-premiere piece Ostinato by resident choreographer Tim Harbour. Artistic director David McAllister will be answering questions.
  • The Bolshoi Ballet will rehearse Jean-Christophe Maillot’s The Taming of the Shrew, and Yuri Grigorovich’s Legend of Love.
  • The Royal Ballet will present Carlos Acosta coaching Principal Vadim Muntagirov in the role of Basilio in Don Quixote. Principals Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli will rehearse Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon in preparation for the ROH Live cinema screening being relayed around the world on Thursday 16 October.
  • The National Ballet of Canada will rehearse Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon with Anthony Dowell, the former Director of The Royal Ballet who had the role of Des Grieux created on him 40 years ago. The company will also rehearse John Neumeier’s Nijinsky.
  • San Francisco Ballet will rehearse Yuri Possokhov’s RAkU, William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, scenes from Helgi Tomassón and Possokhov’s Don Quixote and Tomassón’s Concerto Grosso.



The Australian Ballet | 10am (AWST)
Bolshoi Theatre | 2pm (AWST)
The Royal Ballet | October 1st at 6pm (AWST)
National Ballet of Canada | October 1st at 10pm (AWST)
San Francisco Ballet October 2nd at 2am (AWST)


For even more information about what’s on at each company, the schedule in detail and the company’s involved themselves – visit the Ballet News website here http://balletnews.co.uk/world-ballet-day-what-youll-see/