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  1. National Ballet of Japan, under the directorship of Miyako Yoshida has announced their new Season. Although there were some cancellations and program changes, they are now back on stage from the beginning of the current season and have just successfully performed 4 performances of Sleeping Beauty. https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/news/ballet-dance/202122-season-ballet-dance.html Swan Lake [New Production] (Peter Wright) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Wayne Eagling) New Year Ballet The Dream <New Production> (Ashton) Theme and Variations (Balanch
  2. National Ballet of Ukraine (Kyiv Ballet) The Snow Queen full performance is available. Gerda:Tetiana Lozova Kai:Mykyta Sukhorukov The Snow Queen:Olga Skrypchenko Mistress of the magical garden:Liudmyla Melnyk Magic kingdom Crow:Olga Kifyak Raven:Dmytro Chebotar Princess:Oksana Sira Prince:Andrii Gavryshkiv Bandit:Kateryna Didenko Vitalii Netrunenko Conductor:Oleksii Baklan National Opera Theatre of Ukraine Orchestra
  3. National Ballet of Japan’s documentary “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King-Behind the scenes” a 78 min long video is available for free, with English subtitles. Foreword from Miyako Yoshida, interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage, documentary of how the company managed to have 9 performances of Nutcracker under the Covid-19 pandemic. https://vimeo.com/503423287
  4. Stuttgart Ballet's Romeo and Juliet is available till March 16th on Arte. https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/080539-000-A/romeo-and-juliet/
  5. Zurich Ballet's Winterreise by Christian Spuck is available till May 14th. https://www.opernhaus.ch/digital/corona-spielplan/die-winterreise/
  6. Polish National Ballet will stream Part 3 of their gala performance on February 6th 19:00 (Europe time) https://teatrwielki.pl/en/repertoire/calendar/2020-2021/polish-national-ballet-new-years-gala-part-3/ It will be available for 14 days, and the previously streamed Part 1 and 2 will also return for 11 days on February 7th.
  7. The Paris Opera Ballet Gala is already available on the link silvermash has posted.
  8. Paris Opera Ballet's Gala is already available for streaming. https://chezsoi.operadeparis.fr/videos/gala-ouverture Ballet Defile Choreography: Albert Aveline, Serge Lifar Music: Hector Berlioz Grand pas Classique Choreography: Victor Gsovsky Music: Daniel-François E. Auber Costumes: created by CHANEL In the night Choreography: Jerome Robbins Music: Frédéric Chopin Costumes: Anthony Dowell The vertiginous thrill of exactitude Choreography: William Forsythe Music: Franz Schubert Costumes: Stephen Galloway Distributions Grand pas Classi
  9. Paris Opera Ballet will be streaming their opening gala performance for free via their platform on January 30th. it seems the performance will be carried out on 27th without an audience and recorded so it could be viewed. The program is supposed to be this, https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-20-21/ballet/gala#distribution
  10. The ballet of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz streamed Marco Goecke's La Strada (based on the movie by Federico Fellini and music by Mino Rota) last night and it is still available on their YouTube channel. https://www.gaertnerplatztheater.de/de/produktionen/strada.html?ID_Vorstellung=2944&m=66
  11. National Ballet of Japan's "New Year Ballet" will be available to watch online live on January 11th. (it was cancelled due to a staff diagnosed with COVID-19 but none of the dancers tested positive) The performance will be held without audience and be streamed on Jan. 11 at 14:00 JST (UTC +9) for FREE but it will not be archived. Time difference is 14 hours from North America East coast so perhaps difficult for some US residents to watch but a rare opportunity to catch Bintley's Still Life at Penguin Cafe. it will be streamed on their Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
  12. The point is, roles like Bottom in Ashton's The Dream and the stepmother in Nureyev's Cinderella, adds a comic touch by dancing on pointe. Also there are works like La Maison de Bernarda by Mats Ek where the mother (played by a male dancer) wears pointe to show the power she has in the family. I know some male dancers do practice on pointe to strengthen their technique. But if you see Ashton Edwards's Instagram, it is a totally different meaning. https://www.instagram.com/ashtonedwards14/ Dancing beautifully, gracefully on pointe means a lot to this dancer. It is very i
  13. Polish National Ballet's New Year Gala Part 1 (Part 2 will be uploaded tomorrow)
  14. Mikhailovsky Ballet will be streaming Nacho Duato's Nutcracker on New Year's eve. https://mikhailovsky.ru/en/press/news/the_nutcracker_in_your_house/
  15. Kiev Ballet’s (National Ballet of Ukraine) Nutcracker is online in full. A new recording filmed this November. Clara Yulia Moskalenko Prince Stanislav Olshanskyi
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