World Ballet Day was broadcast live across the globe on 4 October 2016
The now-annual live-stream saw 20 hours of non-stop filming from five of the world’s top ballet companies including The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet.
This year, the stream was available to watch via Facebook Live and was the longest broadcast ever shown on the platform.
The day saw each company give insights into daily life for their dancers, featuring rehearsals, interviews and the ever-popular morning ballet class. This year’s relay was presented by Gethin Jones and Darcey Bussell.
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