Have you heard? The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and National Ballet of Canada are teaming up for a truly epic day of behind-the-scenes access. October 1st is World Ballet Day.
Starting at 12:00pm local time in Melbourne, the Australian Ballet will begin live-streaming their company class and rehearsals on YouTube. The live stream will eventually move around the globe and across time-zones, next visiting the Bolshoi and eventually ending with San Francisco Ballet. Each company will also stream their segment on their own website. In addition to offering an unprecedented look into the working lives of some of the world's most amazing dancers, the program will allow viewers to ask questions of each company throughout the day. If you can't watch everything in real time, the full program will be available afterward on YouTube.