ENB and Royal Ballet Schools in online World Ballet School Day

Published: 3 July 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Royal Ballet School in Liam Scarlett's Cunning Little Vixen 2019 Credit: Tristram Kenton

English National Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School will take part in the inaugural World Ballet School Day, to be streamed online on Tuesday 7 July from 12 noon and available on catch-up for one month.

Students from participating schools will join together in a round table and introduce segments from each school featuring behind the scenes and performance footage filmed both before and during lockdown.

The event will also feature the world première of a dance work for which six ballet schools worked with choreographer Didy Veldman to explore the theme of physical restriction in a project led by The Royal Ballet School, which invited San Francisco Ballet School, Canada’s National Ballet School, Paris Opera Ballet School, The Royal Danish Ballet School and the Dutch National Ballet Academy to join them.

Viviana Durante, Director of Dance at English National Ballet School, said, “World Ballet School Day is about uniting students training at professional ballet and dance schools around the world. We want to showcase their resilience, strength, dedication, talent, intellect and passion, celebrating how their journey begins and why—now more than ever—ballet, dance and art matter so much.”