The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates WORLD BALLET DAY 10/5

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates WORLD BALLET DAY 10/5World Ballet Day returns for the fourth year on Thursday, October 5, as five of the world's leading ballet companies come together to broadcast 22 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live.

The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet partner for the fourth year in a row to provide viewers around the world with an exclusive look behind the scenes.

The National Ballet of Canada will be on tour in Paris, France on World Ballet Day, Thursday, October 5, 2017, and will be an active participant via a video transmission from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET, featuring rehearsals of Nijinsky, Paz de la Jolla and The Winter's Tale, which opens the 2017/18 season in November.

World Ballet Day is a celebration of dance and an opportunity for audiences to experience what it is like to be a part of one of the world's top companies and to see close up the athleticism and dedication of some of the finest ballet dancers. Each company will introduce viewers to a variety of insights, from morning class to rehearsals for upcoming performances and backstage preparations.

World Ballet Day 2016 saw unprecedented engagement with more than 700,000 views during the day and subsequently reached an audience of over 6.7 million on-demand. It was also a trending topic on social media around the world. Working with Facebook, World Ballet Day LIVE was able to reach an even wider audience and engage with both ballet fans and newcomers internationally. For 2017, World Ballet Day and Facebook Live will continue their partnership.

Viewers are encouraged to get involved using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay.

World Ballet Day LIVE schedule on October 5, 2017 (ET):
9:00 pm (October 4) to 2:00 am - The Australian Ballet
2:00 am to 7:00 am - Bolshoi Ballet
7:00 am to 12:00 pm - The Royal Ballet
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - The National Ballet of Canada
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm - San Francisco Ballet

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