After an incredibly successful event last year, World Ballet Day will return on October 5th.
2016 was a record-breaking year; through a partnership with Facebook LIVE, over 700,000 people watched the live stream from major ballet companies, and over 6.7 million watched afterwards through on-demand.
2017 will see a continuation of the partnership with World Ballet Day and Facebook LIVE. Five of the world's most well-known companies will join forces (for the fourth time!) to provide 20 hours of behind-the-scenes live footage: The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet. Their goal is not only to celebrate the beauty and athleticism of ballet, but to show the perseverance it takes to be a ballet dancer.
The videos will showcase a variety of things; morning class, rehearsals, and backstage prep for future shows. Show your excitement buy using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay , and keep an eye on www.worldballetday.com for the full schedule as we get closer.
Photo credit: World Ballet Day, San Francisco Ballet