World ballet day

Note: the videos will be available tomorrow for re-watch (and probably for a few days more) in case you don’t have time to watch live today 🙂

Moving swiftly on with more beautiful and artsy things!

Was trying to embed the live video but it won’t work, so please if you want to watch live click on this LINK.

Do join in, even if just to watch 5 min of ballet class. Enchanting and so relaxing 🙂

From the Royal Opera House website:

World Ballet Day 2016: watch live on 4 October 2016

World Ballet Day returns on 4 October 2016 with a day-long live stream from five of the world’s leading ballet companies – and we’d love you to be involved:

  • WATCH: The live-stream, broadcast around the world on Facebook live and on this page
  • LIKE: Our Facebook page and sign up to receive exclusive World Ballet Day news and videos
  • SHARE: A short video of you in your dancing shoes as you dance along with our live class, using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay

During the marathon 20 hour live-stream, The Royal Ballet joins The Australian Ballet,Bolshoi Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet to give you exclusive rehearsal footage, a chance to see how the different companies warm up for the day and interviews with choreographers and leading figures in the dance world.

Do let us know what you think of the event on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #WorldBalletDay.

Find out more at www.worldballetday.com

World Ballet Day 2016: Running order

Presented by Darcey Bussell and Gethin Jones, the day will feature exclusive interviews with members of The Royal Ballet including Steven McRae, Kristen McNally, Olivia Cowley, Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball, Sarah Lamb, Lauren Cuthbertson, Edward Watson, Eric Underwood, and Charlotte Edmondsas well as exclusive footage from Northern Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet.

World Ballet Day is a working day at The Royal Ballet and as a result timings are approximate and subject to change:

  • 11:00am: Live class with The Royal Ballet
  • 12:20pm: Scottish Ballet rehearse Sibilio
  • 12:30pm: The Royal Ballet rehearses Anastasia
  • 1:00pm: The Royal Ballet rehearses La Fille mal gardĂ©e
  • 1:15pm: Northern Ballet rehearse Romeo and Juliet
  • 1:30pm: The Royal Ballet rehearses The Sleeping Beauty
  • 1:50pm: The Royal Ballet rehearses the new Charlotte Edmonds ballet
  • 2:05pm English National Ballet rehearse Giselle
  • 2:15pm: Members of The Royal Ballet School rehearse Concerto
  • 2:30pm: Birmingham Royal Ballet rehearse The Tempest
  • 2:45pm: The Royal Ballet rehearses Anastasia

Watch highlights from World Ballet Day 2015

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Weather and skylines

Was swimming through dark, wet London last night around 7pm on way to Royal Opera House Manon ballet (more on that tonight as it was all worth getting really wet)

Trafalgar square, not that you could tell..

But what i didn’t get a chance to share is last Saturday’s heavenly weather, around the same time of day it was a balmy, warm indian summer evening.

I spent a very peaceful half an hour just looking at the sunset

I love looking at the hustle and bustle, but from a few steps away 😉


This skyline is one of my favourites in London

I like how big London is and how old-townish, with few buildings crowding the sky. In fact you don’t have to be very high up to look over rooftops and enjoy a sunset or a plane gracefully crossing it.

(click photos to enlarge, i usually upload them on my tumbler as WP not so photo friendly)