On Your Toes! It's World Ballet Day Today

As it turns out, today, Thursday, October 1, has been declared World Ballet Day and professional companies from around the globe are participating — including our own Houston Ballet. 

Houston's portion, which will be shown from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on worldballetday.com, will include:

Rehearsals of Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s Tapestry, Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances and Garrett Smith’s new work Reveal will be broadcast, as well as portions of Houston Ballet’s performance of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon featuring principal dancers Melody Mennite and Connor Walsh in the lead roles. Houston Ballet Academy and Houston Ballet II, Houston Ballet’s second company, will also be featured with looks at their classes and their rehearsal of  Welch’s The Long and Winding Road

For a chance to look at some other companies, here's the schedule:

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Bolshoi Ballet  2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The Royal Ballet 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The National Ballet of Canada 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

San Francisco Ballet 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Houston Ballet guest spot 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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