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Royal Ballet LIVE online streaming day announced

Rehearsals, class, interviews and insights to be broadcast live via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel and The Guardian website on 23 March.

By Tom Nelson (Head of Audience Labs)

16 March 2012 at 12.27pm | 18 Comments

Next Friday 23 March, for the first time ever, we’re opening up the doors of The Royal Ballet rehearsal studios live to a worldwide audience via our YouTube channel and the Guardian website.

Offering a glimpse into the unique environment of the ballet studio and a chance to witness the work and dedication that go into The Royal Ballet’s performances, the day will begin with a broadcast of morning class live from 10.30am GMT. This will be followed by rehearsals from works such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Romeo and Juliet, as well as the opportunity to see ballets in the process of being created by Wayne McGregor - The Royal Ballet's Resident Choreographer - and Liam Scarlett, ahead of their world premieres on 5 April.

The day will round off at 18.30 GMT as Wayne McGregor and musician/producer Mark Ronson rehearse and discuss their new ballet Carbon Life in front of an invited audience.

And you can be part of the day too. As part of the online event we're after your questions to put to the dancers and internationally renowned choreographers who work with The Royal Ballet. You’ll be able to post your comments and questions via Twitter with the hashtags #RBLive and #RBLquestions and we'll be choosing a selection to ask live. And in the run up to Royal Ballet Live we want you to unleash your inner dancer by sending us a video of yourself doing a grand jeté (a big jump!), a selection of which will be broadcast to the world. The more creative the location the better, although after trying it myself restricted spaces are not advised!

Watch Soloist Kristen McNally show you how it’s done and send us your submissions via YouTube:

If you can’t tune in live, there’ll be a rebroadcast shortly afterwards and highlights from the day will be available on the Royal Opera House YouTube channel.

By Tom Nelson (Head of Audience Labs)

16 March 2012 at 12.27pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged broadcast, digital, internet, online, RBL, Royal Ballet Live, twitter, video

This article has 18 comments

  1. Maria Teresa de Arruda responded on 16 March 2012 at 4:16pm Reply

    Vou assistir Romeu e Julieta !

  2. Cristina Carvalho Araújo Fortes responded on 17 March 2012 at 6:30am Reply

    Wonderful !!

  3. Lucy Robbins responded on 17 March 2012 at 12:49pm Reply

    watch this it should be good. wonder if my cousin will be featured?

  4. katy,south responded on 17 March 2012 at 7:17pm Reply

    Wow my teacher told me about this sound cool

  5. Maggie Lawrance responded on 18 March 2012 at 12:45pm Reply

    Posted it on Dance School's Facebook page, hope the students take up the opportunity to have great fun with grands jetes!

  6. lyn f responded on 19 March 2012 at 9:19am Reply

    any idea yet when the rebroadcast will be?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 19 March 2012 at 11:19am

      Hi Lyn. The rebroadcast will be directly afterwards with a selection of highlights posted after this.

  7. Tere Benavides de Kort responded on 19 March 2012 at 11:22pm Reply


  8. Andreea D responded on 20 March 2012 at 6:08pm Reply

    What time does the online streaming begin?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 21 March 2012 at 9:51am

      Streaming begins at 10.30am GMT with a repeat of the entire day after it finishes so that those overseas can watch without having to stay up until the early hours of the morning!

  9. Rosa Muxinach responded on 20 March 2012 at 7:00pm Reply

    Genial,magnific !!!!!!

  10. Wendy Knipe responded on 21 March 2012 at 10:53pm Reply

    Liam, I'll be watching you... but won't embarrass you by doing a grand jeté!!! xx

  11. paola sologuren responded on 22 March 2012 at 9:42am Reply

    fantastic!!!! amaizing...

  12. What an amazing opportunity!!!! Thank you so much to the ROH for putting this up!!!!

  13. Eleni Grammatikopoulou responded on 23 March 2012 at 3:24pm Reply

    i'm one of the unfortunate people who cannot watch it, as I'm working :(

    Will the rebroadcast be a full one? And if yes, when is it going to be?

  14. Susan Cooke responded on 29 March 2013 at 10:36pm Reply

    Alice in Wonderland was absolutely amazing.

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