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World Ballet Day programme: What's in store during the day-long live-stream on 1 October 2014

The Royal Ballet will join forces with four other world-class companies, offering glimpses into morning class and rehearsals, with exclusive interviews.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

24 September 2014 at 1.00pm | 15 Comments

[Updated 2 October 2014]

FULL LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Times in UK BST)

You can watch the full livestream here:

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET, MELBOURNE

03:00
Welcome

03:15
Class

04:45
Swan Lake in rehearsal

05:45
Swan Lake in rehearsal (pas de deux)

06:05
Ostinato in rehearsal

06:35
La Bayadère in rehearsal

THE BOLSHOI BALLET, MOSCOW

07:00
Welcome

07:07
Class

07:55
Interview with Alexander Vetrov and Ludmila Semenyaka, Senior Ballet Teachers

08:00
Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in rehearsal, Principal Dancer and Leading Soloist

08:30
Interview with Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin

08:35
“Hero of our time” in Bauprobe

08:44
Interview with Yuri Grigorovich, Resident choreographer

08:49
“A Legend of Love” in rehearsal (corps de ballet)

09:24
“La Sylphide” in rehearsal

09.54
Interview with Artem Ovcharenko and Anna Tikhomirova, Principal Dancer and First Soloist

10:00
Interview with Anton Getman, Deputy General Director

10:07
“Taming of the Shrew” in rehearsal

10:40
Interview with Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer; Director - Choreographer of the Ballet de Monte-Carlo;
Interview with Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov, Principal Dancers
Interview with Sergey Filin, Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet

10:45
Interview with Vladimir Urin, General Director, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

THE ROYAL BALLET, LONDON

11:00
Class

12:20
Age of Anxiety in rehearsal

12:45
Manon in rehearsal

13:05
Interview with Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor

13:20
Cassandra in rehearsal

13:35
Interview with Kevin O’Hare. Director, The Royal Ballet

13:45
Don Quixote in rehearsal

14:15
Aeternum in rehearsal

14:35
Scènes de ballet in rehearsal

THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, TORONTO

15:05
Class

16:35
Manon Act 1 in rehearsal

17:35
Manon Act 2 in rehearsal

18:35
Nijinsky in rehearsal

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

19:00
Class

20:20
Interview with Helgi Tomasson

20:25
Don Quixote in rehearsal

21:25
RAkU in rehearsal

22:00
Concerto Grosso in rehearsal

22:30
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in rehearsal

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The World Ballet Day live-stream on 1 October will see extraordinary and unprecedented access behind the scenes from five of the world’s leading ballet companies - The Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet.

The day will begin in Sydney at 3am BST and finish in San Francisco at 11pm BST. Each Company will start their day with Class and then open their rehearsal studios to the cameras to see what really goes on in the hours before curtain up.

The Royal Ballet's section runs 11am-3pm BST and will be hosted by TV and radio presenter George Lamb.

During the four hours from Covent Garden, viewers around the world will see Carlos Acosta coach Principal Vadim Muntagirov in the role of Basilio in Don Quixote. Carlos's production was first performed to acclaim last year and will be revived by The Royal Ballet in November.

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.

Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett will rehearse his new work The Age of Anxiety with Principals Laura Morera and Steven McRae prior to its premiere on on Friday 7 November. The ballet is inspired by W.H. Auden’s poem about four disparate characters in a wartime New York bar trying to make sense of their shifting worlds.

The full Company will be seen in rehearsal for Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon’s latest one act work for The Royal Ballet, his award winning Aeternum, which had its premiere in 2013; and Frederick Ashton’s Scènes de ballet, the ballet Ashton himself claimed to be his favourite.

Company First Artist and choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela will rehearse his first Royal Ballet commission Cassandra which will have its premiere in October as part of the Company’s Linbury Studio Programme.

As well as rehearsals, artistic insights will also be given through interviews. Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor will be interviewed about creating Woolf Workshis first full-length work for the Company based on the writings and life of the seminal English author Virginia Woolf; and Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare will talk about what he and the Company are most excited about over the Season ahead.

Highlights from other companies include:

  • 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 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.

Exact timings will be available soon.

The day’s streaming will be repeated on YouTube in full, giving viewers around the world the opportunity to catch up on any parts of the day they missed.

This article has 15 comments

  1. Sílvia responded on 26 September 2014 at 10:28pm Reply

    Can´t wait for it! Really happy it will be repeated, i feared i would miss parts of the day. What excites me the most is that you will be showing Marianela Nunez rehearsing! She is a prima ballerina assoluta, and she deserves the recognition on the Royal Ballet's part. Even though i understand your need to showcase your other principals, Marianela should be even more featured, for she is your prima, undoubtedly the Royal's finnest ballerina and one of, if not even, the best in the world.

  2. Please can you have a link on the site that allows us to access the footage after the event? For those of us at work, we'll miss the whole day otherwise!
    Thanks

  3. WHEW I almost forgot that October 1rst is almost here on Wenesday of this week. MY how time flies. Need to know when the live will start so I can watch this wonderful event,when will it start and when will itr end? Would love to watch the entire event on You Tube or better but were can I tune into this event since it wont be on television. where and how do I log on to watch this great big event? Thanks.

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content) responded on 29 September 2014 at 1:07pm

      Hi Terry,

      The stream starts at 3am BST, live from Australia. The Royal Ballet's section begins at 11am BST.
      You can watch on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse) or via this website, http://www.roh.org.uk

      Thanks

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

  4. Gabrielle responded on 29 September 2014 at 7:37pm Reply

    Delighted to receive this notification from the Royal Ballet ... cannot wait to see Carlos Acosta as well as my local Australian Ballet from here in Melbourne. So excited to have access to such amazing works from the comfort of my own home!

  5. Very excited! Can we see the entire day around the world on the roh site and utube address? if not is there another way of watching the rest of the world and is it available later, not keen on the 3am start. Also is the highlights list above, expressing the days order ie the Royals slot is after the bolshoi and before Canada?

  6. Natalie responded on 1 October 2014 at 5:29pm Reply

    It is not possible to watch in Germany via youtube...

  7. Kathryn Roszak responded on 1 October 2014 at 6:01pm Reply

    I am watching World Ballet Day (great!) and do not see any women choreographers represented-or Artistic Directors. You have many females participating and watching, so I hope in future this can be changed? Or can you do a segment now on women choreographers to supplement?

  8. Peter Salby responded on 1 October 2014 at 7:40pm Reply

    Loved Liam Scarlett ,such a big talent , does his own thing , bit scary most of it , will get none Ballet fans interested , Jack the Ripper , Hansel and Grettle , hang on to your seat belts for more Hitchcock like Ballets from Liam , Horror at it best .

  9. Alex responded on 3 October 2014 at 12:32pm Reply

    What highlights will be available when the steam is taken down?

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