Guys! It’s World Ballet Day again!
I’m glad that I didn’t mark my calendar after last year’s World Ballet Day because World Ballet Day 2019 is certainly not on the same date. But there are a bunch of new ballet videos on the internet today for our viewing pleasure, some from companies that we got to know last year and some that are newly discovered.
*Disclaimer: I don’t have hours to spend watching videos of ballet classes and rehearsals either. But by linking a bunch of them here we can all find them whenever we do have time to squeeze in a few minutes of ballet viewing in our day.
The Royal Ballet is back again with four hours of content. I love watching their class so much. I also really love all of the studio fashion statements.
The Australian Ballet has also posted four hours’ worth.
A new discovery for me this year is Teatro alla Scala. I skipped ahead to a terrible turns exercise – double attitude, double arabesque, double a la seconde, double pirouette en de dan – the stuff of my dance nightmares. Fortunately, it looked like many of the professional dancers were having a hard time with it too.
The Wiener Staatsballett has given us a rehearsal of a Balanchine ballet that they are adding to the repertory.
I hope you’ll take a few moments to watch a little ballet today and remember these links are here if you need a fix in the future. Afterall, ballet season is just around the corner.