For a moment last week ballet was at the top of the hashtag heap. The brand briefly went viral beating out the massive protests in Hong Kong and racking up more than 5 million hits on social media. I am referring of course to World Ballet Day, which followed five big-time, international ballet companies during a 20 hour live stream of classes, rehearsals, and interviews. Among them were the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi, National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet. Kicking off the east to west ballet love in was the upbeat Australian Ballet. Those who tuned in caught an engrossing studio rehearsal of Act I of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake (2002) accompanied the company’s remarkable rehearsal pianist playing a reduction of the score.
Expecting a wonderful performance from this upbeat company. Look for a review tomorrow on SeeDance.com