On the heels of #NationalBoyfriendDay comes another lesser-known holiday we’re far more eager to celebrate. It’s World Ballet Day, a day when even the most flat-footed, ham-fisted hobgoblins, by some incomprehensible magic, can whip out a flawless grand jeté, no sweat.
Actually, no. World Ballet Day is an international celebration of the dance form that’s literally graced our world since the 15th century. Now in its third year, “World Ballet Day Live” is a live broadcasted celebration of the holiest of dance days.
This year’s show, now streaming online, is a 20-hour performance featuring members of the world’s premiere ballet companies, including The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet.
Along with performances, the showcase will escort viewers on a brief tour through the life and work of a professional ballet dancer. Each company will provide rare access into the rituals and rehearsals that normally remain outside public view, from technique classes to getting dressed.
Get to the livestream to start watching the dance madness, which has been going on since early Tuesday morning. Happy World Ballet Day!