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On 10/6/2020 at 8:25 AM, Lynette H said:

It is back.  Details here

https://www.roh.org.uk/news/worldballetday-returns-on-29-october-2020

Participants include the Royal Ballet, Bolshoi, the Australian Ballet. 

This tells us which companies have easier restrictions in place. I assume there's going to be various companies pre-filming shorter segments as well, but I don't see a listing of those extra participants yet.

And there's the cost to consider - it takes money to pay for video crew and editors, and money is one thing dance companies don't have right now.

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These are all the companies in order of time with links for tomorrow, Oct. 29.  It’s in french but should be easy to understand. I believe that the times are for France, which would be five hours earlier EDT. The Mariinsky, for one, will be appearing for the first time.

https://www.dansesaveclaplume.com/hors-scene/1106872-world-ballet-day-2020-le-programme-du-29-octobre/

(Thanks to Naomi M at BalletcoForum)

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13 hours ago, Buddy said:

These are all the companies in order of time with links for tomorrow, Oct. 29.  It’s in french but should be easy to understand. I believe that the times are for France, which would be five hours earlier EDT. The Mariinsky, for one, will be appearing for the first time.

https://www.dansesaveclaplume.com/hors-scene/1106872-world-ballet-day-2020-le-programme-du-29-octobre/

(Thanks to Naomi M at BalletcoForum)

Thanks, that helps.

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Happily watched The Mariinsky class!  It's on FB - while there check out Gabe Stone Shayer rehearsing DQ with Skylar Brandt and coached by Corella!  Sunshine through the gloom. ABT's on at 3:45 and this is a great addition for WBD viewing:  https://www.facebook.com/gabe.shayer/videos/10159274649659575/?__tn__=%2CdCH-R-R&eid=ARBlbseUGyQFUYLi8opkVz5VrGWH1gtGyUjpKoJiA__uTbBfMFQnwmzgNgxRXH6V-FZAN4WtoMhro_Iv&hc_ref=ARRoaCL_2d-JHazvq6hAld_yKr98fOFHtLebnpiFu2HZ8It-edBvTk-5tdK1fsmImtY&fref=nf

Realistically what will I see live in 2021?  Each month increases the chances so by late April and May might be ABT DQ and TWB SL?  Miami is doing a 2020 live Nutcracker outdoors which is a good prototype for venues like Wolf Trap [has state of the art equipment ] :  https://www.miamicityballet.org/nutcracker?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI44Wv2tjZ7AIVwtSzCh3dFwsEEAAYASAAEgJGGfD_BwE

I loved the broadcast of the Arja FB especially since the Bouder FB was my first cancellation.  Miami also had a fun pop up studio with tutus in the windows on Lincoln Road.  

 

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13 hours ago, maps said:

Happily watched The Mariinsky class! ....

 

Liked it too, Maps. Also enjoyed footage from the Bolshoi and the Royal Ballet. I've posted comments and links at their 2020/2021 Season topics.

 

(Whoops, can't make this go away.)

13 hours ago, maps said:

 

 

 

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Have only been able to watch a few fragments --all very enjoyable (including the excerpts of the Gracheva company class at the Bolshoi and a bit of Vetrov's.) I also found Lantratov and Turazashvilli's interview with Denis Savin quite charming. (As dazzling as it has been to watch the very professional Novikova year after year play interpreter to the dancers and their coaches etc. seeing a soloist with the company able to play that role was pretty dazzling in itself.) I also enjoyed the rehearsal footage of Tereshkina with Kunakova -- a ballerina I remember from the Kirov tours of the Reagan era and into the eighties...

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11 hours ago, Drew said:

Have only been able to watch a few fragments --all very enjoyable (including the excerpts of the Gracheva company class at the Bolshoi and a bit of Vetrov's.) I also found Lantratov and Turazashvilli's interview with Denis Savin quite charming. (As dazzling as it has been to watch the very professional Novikova year after year play interpreter to the dancers and their coaches etc. seeing a soloist with the company able to play that role was pretty dazzling in itself.) I also enjoyed the rehearsal footage of Tereshkina with Kunakova -- a ballerina I remember from the Kirov tours of the Reagan era and into the eighties...

I also enjoyed the Bolshoi’s Gracheva class very much. I’ve watched it a second time and may watch it again. I was particularly focused on Olga Smirnova. No surprise. Her rehearsal of “Oregon" with Ruslan Skvortsov was also very fine. I agree with you about the charming Lantratov and Turazashvilli interview with Denis Savin and they both did a fine job all evening. Their segments were the only live ones.

I hope to see the rest of Yuri Fateev’s Mariinsky class as it was the only live one that I saw.

At the Royal Ballet, Marianela Núñez’s and Vadim Muntagirov’s rehearsal of George Balanchine’s “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux”, coached by Christopher Saunders was another highlight. Christopher Saunders was quite impressive as a coach and he made the rather surprising observation that he thought that all the dancers returned with better ability at detail. He attributed this to their lack of distraction during their time away. Vadim Muntagirov, on the other hand, said that he was very glad to be back as he was really losing his ability to partner.

It’s very good to see so much ballet activity everywhere. I hope that it can continue at a healthy pace. The Royal Ballet seems to have one of the more sensible overall formats. The Bolshoi, which is operating at full steam, does seem to be trying its best to make things as healthy as possible.

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