Today, The Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet are delighted to announce that 61 companies are planned to participate in the biggest #WorldBalletDay yet, streaming from six continents around the world.
This week, audiences are invited to take part in the largest ever global dance challenge, and share a video of themselves performing a piece of choreography inspired by The Sleeping Beauty, as demonstrated by Royal Ballet Principal Anna Rose O’Sullivan. No ballet experience is necessary, and content should be shared using #WorldBalletDay for a chance to be featured on the day.
This year’s lineup features 14 companies taking part for the very first time, including Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet and The Washington Ballet. They will join a list of returning favourites: American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, National Ballet of Japan, Cape Town City Ballet and over 50 others. Exclusive content will be available from select companies on TikTok, alongside full-length streams on YouTube and Facebook, offering unique behind-the-scenes glimpses of ballet’s biggest stars and upcoming performers.
The Royal Ballet’s livestream will commence at 11am. Visit www.worldballetday.com for more information.