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World Ballet Day LIVE 2015

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Following the huge success of previous years, San Francisco Ballet participated in this years World Ballet Day LIVE. The event began September 30 at 7pm (PDT). This incredible event encompassed 23 hours of live broadcasting from five of the worlds leading ballet companies including The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and of course, San Francisco Ballet.

The broadcast included behind-the-scenes footage of class, rehearsals, interviews with artists, performances, and a preview of the season to come. New this year, World Ballet Day LIVE also included participation from other dance companies from China, the Netherlands, Germany, and more.

Check out the highlights above! To find out more about the event or view other companies' broadcast recordings visit:  


2015 Broadcast Schedule

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Sep 30, 2015
The Australian Ballet 7:00pm - Midnight
Oct 1, 2015
Bolshoi Ballet Midnight - 3am
The Royal Ballet 3am - 8am
The National Ballet of Canada 8am - 1pm
San Francisco Ballet 1pm - 6pm


San Francisco Ballet's 2015 Program

Company Class


Choreography by Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot, and Jean Coralli
Composer: Adolphe Adam

The Fifth Season
Choreography by Helgi Tomasson
Composer: Karl Jenkins

Choreography by Liam Scarlett
Composer: Philip Glass

Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Composer: Bohuslav Martinů

Theme and Variations
Choreography by George Balanchine
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Fearful Symmetries (World Premiere)
Choreography by Liam Scarlett
Composer: John Adams

Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer, SF Ballet: On the 2016 Repertory Season and our tour to China.
Liam Scarlett, Artist in Residence, The Royal Ballet: On his two new works, Fearful Symmetries and Frankenstein, a co-production of San Francisco Ballet and The Royal Ballet
William Forsythe, Associate Choreographer, Paris Opera Ballet: On remounting Pas/Parts

Behind the Scenes & Highlights
2016 Repertory Season
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Romeo & Juliet
The Dance in Schools and Communities Program

Special Guests
Houston Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet