Clunes ballerina Chloe Hollow performing at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York in April. Photo Contributed courtesy Taylor Brant Photography.
Clunes ballerina Chloe Hollow performing at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York in April. Photo Contributed courtesy Taylor Brant Photography. Contributed

Celebrate World Ballet Day tomorrow

LOCAL students, teachers, aficionados and hardcore fans of ballet will be celebrating World Ballet Day tomorrow with a number of activities online.

Ballet students and teachers are invited to submit a video or photograph of themselves dancing in front of regional landmarks, using #WorldBalletDay and featuring the title card available at worldballetday.com.

Content posted to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram prior to 1 October may be shared during the live broadcast.

World Ballet Day Live will bring The Australian Ballet to homes around the country on a 23-hour live stream starting at 12pm AEST tomorrow Thursday, October 1.

For five hours, anyone with an internet connection will be able to go behind the scenes and watch dancers in their daily class, see rehearsals for upcoming shows and visit the magical wardrobe department.

This rare glimpse into the world beyond the spotlight can be accessed by all at worldballetday.com.

World Ballet Day LIVE is a collaboration with five of the world's leading ballet companies: The Australian Ballet Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet.

Appearing in guest spots during The Australian Ballet's stream will be esteemed fellow dance companies Bangarra Dance Theatre, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and the National Ballet of China.

Schedule
(Australian Eastern Standard Time)

  • 12:00pm-5:00pm         The Australian Ballet
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm            Bolshoi Ballet
  • 8:00pm-1:00am            The Royal Ballet
  • 1:00am-6:00am            The National Ballet of Canada
  • 6:00am-11:00am          San Francisco Ballet

The first World Ballet Day LIVE was held on 1 October 2014.

The live broadcast attracted a total of 502,823 views from dance lovers around the world who watched for an average of 27 minutes.



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