A screenshot from San Francisco Ballet's 2015 World Ballet Day live stream
World Ballet Day is BACK, dance friends! Tomorrow, October 5, five top-notch ballet companies—The Australian Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet—will host a 22-hour (!) live stream, bringing viewers inside their classes, rehearsals, and backstage preparations. Ten additional ballet companies will join the hosting orgs for guest appearances. It's the fourth year we've been gifted this ballet present, and 2017's version looks to be bigger and more beautiful than ever before.
The Australian Ballet: 6 pm PST/9 pm EST to 11 pm PST/2 am EST Bolshoi Ballet: 11 pm PST/2 am EST to 4 am PST/7 am EST The Royal Ballet: 4 am PST/7 am EST to 9 am PST/12 pm EST The National Ballet of Canada: 9 am PST/12 pm to 11 am PST/2 pm EST San Francisco Ballet: 11 am PST/1 pm EST to 4 pm PST/7 pm EST
Yes, that's a LOT, even for die-hard bunheads. But don't worry. If you're not intrepid enough to make it through all 22 hours of footage (or, you know, have school/work/actual ballet classes of your own to get to), you can watch highlights from the broadcasts later in the World Ballet Day video archive. In fact, head to the archive now to check out footage from past years' broadcasts, which is the perfect way to get excited for WBD '17. And check out this year's official trailer: