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
Swan Lake in rehearsal
Swan Lake in rehearsal (pas de deux)
Ostinato in rehearsal
La Bayadère in rehearsal
THE BOLSHOI BALLET, MOSCOW
Interview with Alexander Vetrov and Ludmila Semenyaka, Senior Ballet Teachers
Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin in rehearsal, Principal Dancer and Leading Soloist
Interview with Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin
“Hero of our time” in Bauprobe
Interview with Yuri Grigorovich, Resident choreographer
“A Legend of Love” in rehearsal (corps de ballet)
“La Sylphide” in rehearsal
Interview with Artem Ovcharenko and Anna Tikhomirova, Principal Dancer and First Soloist
Interview with Anton Getman, Deputy General Director
“Taming of the Shrew” in rehearsal
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
Interview with Vladimir Urin, General Director, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia
THE ROYAL BALLET, LONDON
Age of Anxiety in rehearsal
Manon in rehearsal
Interview with Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor
Cassandra in rehearsal
Interview with Kevin O’Hare. Director, The Royal Ballet
Don Quixote in rehearsal
Aeternum in rehearsal
Scènes de ballet in rehearsal
THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA, TORONTO
Manon Act 1 in rehearsal
Manon Act 2 in rehearsal
Nijinsky in rehearsal
Interview with Helgi Tomasson
Don Quixote in rehearsal
RAkU in rehearsal
Concerto Grosso in rehearsal
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in rehearsal
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.
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 Works, his 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.