Celebrating World Ballet Day
One day, five world-renowned ballet companies, all live and online
On Wednesday 1 October 2014 at 12pm (AEST) The Australian Ballet will participate in the first-ever World Ballet Day LIVE, a continuous live-streaming event in partnership with Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet.
View the 20-hour live stream on YouTube
The Australian Ballet's section of the live stream broadcast commences at 12pm (AEST) on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
When the clock strikes midnight the magic begins...
Christmas has come early this year for audiences of Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, having just completed a successful fortnight wowing audiences at Melbourne’s Art Centre, The Australian Ballet is taking its Sugar Plum Fairy, Giant Mice and Handsome Prince and heading to the Sydney Opera House from 28th November - 17th December.
We at Shine were lucky enough to have an inside look at how the Australian Ballet Company prepared for the performance and it is safe to say we were more than inspired. Not only by the meticulous dancers, breathtaking chorography and moving music, but also by the exquisite costumes and incredible sets that together in harmony transported audiences to the Magical World that is The Nutcracker
Click here for more information and to be sure not to miss the incredible spectacle.
Public Ballet Classes in Federation Square
To celebrate World Ballet Day LIVE, The Australian Ballet will be running a free morning of ballet-style classes on the main stage at Federation Square, Melbourne.
Come along to support the dancers, celebrate the opening of World Ballet Day LIVE, and enjoy a rare and exclusive insight into the world of ballet.
Where: Main Stage, Federation Square
When: 1 October 2014, 8am to 10am
Price: Free to attend