8 September 2014 at 11.00pm | 29 Comments
In a global first, World Ballet Day will show live, behind-the-scenes action from the rehearsal studios of five world-class ballet companies on 1 October 2014.
The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will each take the lead for a four-hour period, live-streaming behind-the-scenes from their headquarters to offer a rare glimpse backstage.
Viewers will be able to interact with dancers, choreographers and coaches by asking questions throughout the day via social media. They will also be invited to submit a video of themselves performing a pirouette wherever they are in the world, which will form part of a montage celebrating the worldwide appeal of dance. Find out more about what's happening on the day.
Viewers can watch online right here at www.roh.org.uk/worldballetday, and the stream will subsequently be repeated on YouTube to allow viewers from around the globe to catch up on anything they missed. Edited highlights will be made available after the event.
World Ballet Day follows Royal Ballet Live, a nine-hour live stream which took place in March 2012, attracting some 200,000 views of the live stream and repeat broadcast and 2.5 million views of YouTube Royal Ballet Live material.
Your free digital guide to World Ballet Day is available here - simply type in the promo code: worldballet14 to claim your free guide (usual price £2.99). Please note that the promo code is case sensitive.