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Friday, March 27, 2020

Free ballet livestreams

Feeling deprived of ballet because of theatre closures? 

Bolshoi Ballet
will stream on their YouTube channel the following ballet. These are up for only 24 hours.starting at 7 pm Moscow time (noon Eastern time)
Broadcast Schedule:
15.04 - Le Corsaire
18.04 - Spartacus
25.04 - A hero of our time
03.05 - The bright stream
07.05 - Don Quixote

 The Royal Ballet

Mariinsky Ballet has on YouTube a documentary about Vladimir Shklyarov (who looks about sixteen but is in fact in his thirties!) including a performance towards the end of the film of Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et la Mort. 

Royal Danish Ballet will be livestreaming Napoli
Note! Depending on your connection, it may take a few minutes for the video to start playing.

Free online course from Harvard.
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: Modernism, Ballet, and Riots 

Paris Opera Ballet is livestreaming several performances,

   « HOMMAGE À JEROME ROBBINS » -Fancy Free, A Suite of Dances, Afternoon of a Faun, Glass Pieces13 April starting at 7h30 pm CET until 19 avril

From 18 April starting at 19h00 CET until 19 June
CHORÉGRAPHIE : Rudolf Noureev 

Rome Opera Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty, with Marianela Nunez and Vladislav Lantratov 

Dutch National Ballet

has announced that they are looking into what videos they might be able to stream.

Hamburg Ballet

free online streams of John Neumeier ballets from Hamburg Ballet (times are CET, ie 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time)…/news/video_matthaeus_passio…
"St Matthew Passion" ballet by John Neumeier
Stream from Thursday, April 9th Saturday April 18
At 4.30 p.m. for 48 hours
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Choreography, staging, set design and costumes: John Neumeier
Recorded in 2005 from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, with John Neumeier as Jesus
"The Lady of the Camellias" ballet by John Neumeier based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Stream from Thursday April 16 | Saturday April 25th
At 4.30 p.m. for 48 hours
Music: Frédéric Chopin
Choreography and production: John Neumeier | Set design and costumes: Jürgen Rose
NDR studio production 1987
"Death in Venice" A dance of death by John Neumeier based on the novella by Thomas Mann
Stream from Thursday, April 23rd Saturday May 2nd
At 4.30 p.m. for 48 hours
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner
Choreography, staging, lighting concept: John Neumeier
Stage design: Peter Schmidt | Costumes: John Neumeier and Peter Schmidt
2004 recording from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
“Beethoven Project” ballet by John Neumeier
Stream from Thursday April 30th Saturday May 9th
At 4.30 p.m. for 48 hours
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreography, light and costumes: John Neumeier | Set design: Heinrich Tröger
Recorded in 2019 from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
"Illusions - like Swan Lake" ballet by John Neumeier
Stream from Thursday, May 7th Sat May 16
At 4.30 p.m. for 48 hours
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Choreography and production: John Neumeier
Choreography ("Second memory"): after Lew Ivanow, reconstructed under the advice of Alexandra Danilova
Choreography (Grand Pas de deux in "Third Memory"): after Marius Petipa and Lew Ivanow
Set design and costumes: Jürgen Rose
Recorded in 2001 from the Hamburg State Opera

La Scala
Tuesday 21 april

Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Peter von Oldenburg

Le Corsaire

Coreografia di Anna-Marie Holmes da Marius Petipa e Konstantin Sergeyev, scene e costumi di Luisa Spinatelli, direttore Patrick Fournillier con 

Nicoletta Manni, Timofej Andrijashenko, Martina Arduino, Marco Agostino, Antonino Sutera, Mattia Semperboni e Antonella Albano.  Teatro alla Scala 2018

Stuttgart Ballet

Astana Opera (Kazakhstan)

Streaming starts at 2 pm UK time during the week and at 1 pm UK time on Saturdays and Sundays
Wednesday April 15 - Chopiniana (Les Sylphides) and Scheherazade
Saturday, 18 April - Manon (MacMillan)

Sunday, 19 April - Beethoven, Immortal, Love - the new ballet by Raimondo Rebeck,

Saturday, 25 April - a double bill of 21st century ballets - How Long is Now? (Raimondo Rebeck) and Sounds of Time (Ksenia Zvereva)

Wednesday, 29 April - Coppelia (Roland Petit version)
Sunday, 3 May - Swan Lake
Saturday, 9 May - Beethoven, Immortal, Love
Here is the Astana Opera website.эксклюзивные-спектакли-астана-опер/
and TengriTV for the streaming is here

Finnish National Ballet

Kenneth Greve's The Little Mermaid starting March 26. Other ballets subsequently. 

Zurich Ballet
Three ballets by Christian Spuck:
Messa da Requiem, Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker and Mouse King

Vienna State Ballet
April 21 at 19:00 CEST - John Neumeier's Le Pavillon d'Armide & Le Sacre
April 29 at 19:00 CEST - Manuel Legris' production of Le Corsaire  

Northern Ballet
 What's On
  • EGO - watch online at from 7pm on 27 March
  • Dracula - see it on BBC Four and iPlayer in the coming weeks as part of the BBC's Culture in Quarantine Season
  • 1984 - for one month only, see Jonathan Watkins' award-winning ballet online at from Friday 3 April
  • Little Red Riding Hood - our ballet for children has been adapted for CBeebies and will be shown for the first time at 9:30am on Good Friday, 10 April
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala - see exclusive extended highlights online from Friday 17 April
And lots more, including:
  • The Making of EGO - an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary into the making of Kenneth Tindall and Dan Lowenstein's new dance film.
  • Exclusive content from our new ballet Geisha
  • Extended footage from Victoria
  • Exclusive dancer Q&As and behind-the-scenes content
Northern Ballet is requesting donations for viewing.

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