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#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes

by Emilia & Linda on March 15, 2012

Via Press Release

On 23 March, the Royal Opera House will offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet.

A full working day will be streamed live on The Royal Opera House YouTube channel as well as the Guardian website. Live rehearsals and interviews will be interspersed with backstage films to offer an inside look at the ballet world, marking the first time a ballet company has opened its doors in such a way. The aim of the day is to show the work and dedication that go into The Royal Ballet’s performances.

Royal Ballet Live will be presented by George Lamb and Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally. Between them, they will have exclusive access to the Company, and audiences will be encouraged to tweet questions using the hashtag #RBLive.

Streaming will start just before daily class at 10.30am and run right through the day until 7.45pm. The day will feature rehearsals from such works as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Romeo and Juliet, plus the opportunity to see ballets in the process of being created by Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor ahead of their world premieres on 5 April. Wayne will round off the evening working with dancers on his new ballet Carbon Life, for which musician and producer Mark Ronson has written the music. In addition, viewers on www.guardian.co.uk will also be able to watch a 2010 performance from his piece Chroma.

Highlights will be available on the Royal Opera House YouTube channel the day after the event, when the entire day will also be restreamed on YouTube.

Submit your own content:

In the run up to #RBLive, audiences are being encouraged to release their inner dancer by submitting videos of their attempts at a grand jeté as demonstrated by Kristen McNally in this clip. A selection of those who leave their film as a video comment on Kristen’s video will have their step broadcast as part of #RBLive.


More about ballet in the YouTube era:

  • A recent podcast by journalist Alice Lagnado in the context of the Bolshoi’s recent live streaming of performances in Russia, featuring a discussion on how digital campaigns help bring new audiences to the art form.

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(@X_eON) (@X_eON) March 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

Mil Vukovic (@MilVukovic) March 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

Harper Watters (@Harper_Watters) March 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

Caroline Bailey (@CB2201) March 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

Bennet Gartside (@Bennet76) March 16, 2012 at 12:05 am

This is gonna b major! RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : #RoyalBallet working day 2b streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/oMP5qDQN

FakePeter Martins (@FakePMartins) March 16, 2012 at 12:11 am

Damn it! That @DameMonicaMason and @FakeKevinOHare are always one step ahead of me! http://t.co/CJ7G03j3 #WheresMyVodka?

citlalli (@CITLAAAAA) March 16, 2012 at 2:36 am

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

(@kamatahirotaka) (@kamatahirotaka) March 16, 2012 at 3:55 am

3/23 ロイヤル・バレエが一日中オフステージをYoutubeで生中継。ウェイン・マグレガー新作のリハの模様も生中継される。これは注目。#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes http://t.co/8D1ng94q

(@kamatahirotaka) (@kamatahirotaka) March 16, 2012 at 4:30 am

ロイヤル・バレエ舞台裏ライブ配信onYoutube。リアルタイム質問は、twitter、タグ#RBLiveで。進行役マクナリ−さんが現場に突撃レポしてくれます。: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes http://t.co/8D1ng94q

(@naomip86) (@naomip86) March 16, 2012 at 4:39 am

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

ERIKO VEGAN 祈る❗ (@sumaVEGANeriko) March 16, 2012 at 6:49 am

\(^o^)/ 23 か。RT @kamatahirotaka: 3/23 ロイヤル・バレエが一日中オフステージをYoutubeで生中継。ウェイン・マグレガー新作のリハ,The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes http://t.co/W3PncBKj

(@ManInSeatD26) (@ManInSeatD26) March 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

(@wilsonjessica19) (@wilsonjessica19) March 16, 2012 at 8:24 am

RT @theballetbag: #RBLive : a full #RoyalBallet working day to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

Riccardo Lemma (@riccardolemma) March 16, 2012 at 10:03 am

RT @Artsfeed: On 23 March @RoyalOperaHouse will stream a full working day on their YouTube channel: http://t.co/SGNMrMiz #RBLive

(@Lumelabs) (@Lumelabs) March 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

#RoyalBallet reaches out with #RBLive – a full working day in the company to be streamed live on YouTube on 23 March http://t.co/1mQNFN8x

Mental Health (@Sectioned_) March 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

@TheNewRepublic DUK member the Royal Ballet is going to live broadcast a full day “behind-the-scenes” http://t.co/bTYhcXe5

Mental Health (@Sectioned_) March 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

@electroboyusa DUK member the Royal Ballet is going to live broadcast a full day “behind-the-scenes” http://t.co/p0BX3Bi2

(@sumaVEGANeriko) (@sumaVEGANeriko) March 17, 2012 at 5:32 am

凄いこと。聞いた事なしRT @kamatahirotaka: 3/23 ロイヤルバレエが一日中をYoutubeで生中継。ウェインマグレガー新作のリハの模様も生中継The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes http://t.co/W3PncBKj

DanceCoimbra2012 (@DanceCoimbra) March 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm

#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes – http://t.co/S28OSGgq 25/03/2012 – Live Youtube Stream from Royal Ballet London.

(@PuntasyCorcheas) (@PuntasyCorcheas) March 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes:

Via Press Release
On 23 March, the Royal Opera House will o… http://t.co/HmuHa3Od

Lauren Bowerman (@miss_laurenb) March 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

#RBLive Looking forrward to this also! Pity I’ll be at work, might be able to catch some dancing in my lunch break… http://t.co/EaEx9JeN

(@sumaVEGANeriko) (@sumaVEGANeriko) March 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm

RT @kamatahirotaka: 3/23 ロイヤル・バレエが一日中オフステージをYoutubeで生中継ウェインマグレガー新作のリハの模様も生中継される。★注目 The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes http://t.co/W3PncBKj

SarahCy (@SarahCys) March 22, 2012 at 6:57 am

On 3/23, Royal Opera House will offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes at The Royal Ballet. http://t.co/l5bJL6Uz via @theballetbag

(@theballetbag) (@theballetbag) March 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

A digital week @ #RoyalBallet : 2nite #ROHmeo cinemacast w/ live blogging + 2moro #RBLive , a working day relayed on YT http://t.co/Q67HFfmi

elizabeth hart (@lolhartiness) March 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

#RBLive: The Royal Ballet Behind the Scenes – http://t.co/WzXpOFbl

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