This year, on November 2, we celebrate World Ballet Day! The organizers, The Royal Ballet and The Australian Ballet announced that will be an impressive number of events streamed online, including shows, rehearsals, workshops, interviews with great choreographers and dancers.
World Ballet Day returns for its ninth year, giving you an insider’s view into dance companies around the globe. See morning class and rehearsals, get a sneak peek of upcoming performances and see ballet’s biggest stars at work. Fill your day with dance, streamed for free across six continents.
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Happy World Ballet Day 2022 with Natalia Adamska, this year’s winner of the Czech Thalia Award & the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Photo credit: Serghei Gherciu
The ballet company of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava, Czech Republic, sends its regards on the World Ballet Day
“On behalf of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre’s ballet company based in Ostrava, Czech Republic, I am pleased to send our warmest regards to all the ballet lovers and professionals all around the world. Dance is what connects people across the globe, though their mother tongues differ, for which it deserves to be celebrated by all of us. Happy world ballet day to all those who find joy and passion through dance as well as their happiness and the right place to stay, wherever it is.” Natalia Adamska, this year’s winner of the Czech Thalia Award for her performance in Ostrava ballet Carmen, and the members of the company
The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre and its ballet company
The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre based in 1919 in Ostrava is the biggest and oldest professional theatre in the Moravian-Silesian Region and the biggest cultural institution established by the Statutory City of Ostrava. The theatre has four artistic companies—opera, drama, musical, and ballet—that regularly perform on three permanent scenes—at the Antonín Dvořák Theatre, Jiří Myron Theatre, and the Theatre “12”.
Photo credit: Lucie Maceczková
As for ballet, in particular, the tradition of the ensemble has been made for a hundred years, making it one of the oldest ballet companies in the Czech Republic.
During this time, eighteen renowned personalities have succeeded as artistic directors and contributed to the company’s overall development. Since 2013, the company has been led by Lenka Dřímalová, who established cooperation with distinguished foreign choreographers on a regular basis. The company is multinational and its members are regularly nominated and awarded Czech Thalia Awards for outstanding artistic performances in the Czech Republic. For more information visit www.ndm.cz/en