Latest Posts

Top Stuff

Stuffin Good Videos

Practical Stuff

Solo Stuff

Senior Stuff

Stuff for Kids

Watch ballet online at home, from the English National Ballet

watch ballet: female ballet dancer on stage with blue background

What’s the Idea?

You can watch ballet online every Wednesday with a new performance from the English National Ballet each week – free to view for 48 hrs.

What’s the story

If you love to watch ballet you will be pleased to hear that, last week, the English National Ballet at Home started to stream world-class ballet.

They launched their weekly #WednesdayWatchParty with Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings, featuring 20 dancers and the English National Ballet Philharmonic.

This week viewers will be treated to Stina Quagebeur’s NORA, a one-act ballet inspired by the lead character in Henrik Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, a woman on the path to independence.

One of the first ballets I went to see growing up was Swan Lake and I remember being mesmerised by the dancers.

I hope my kids are too when we tune in!

People should do this because…?

If you love to watch ballet, then this will be perfect for you.

With the Coronavirus there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding our daily lives.

However a positive development from all of this has been the vast amount of cultural entertainment brought to us at home.

People are able to watch and view things that perhaps they weren’t able to before but always wanted to.

The English National Ballet at Home has brought something for everyone to look forward to on Wednesday evenings with front row seats to watch these amazingly skilled and beautiful dancers.

For some it might be something new to watch ballet and appreciate;

For others it will be a welcome breath of fresh air;

And for others it will bring some familiarity and continued enjoyment.

In addition to the weekly new performances ENG are offering a variety of classes and workshops including:

Ballet is for everyone, everywhere, and we are working hard to continue to give you free access to great content, as well as ways to keep you dancing, active, and inspired. -ENB

How do you do it?

You can visit the ENB on:

The Wednesday performances begin at 7pm and are streamed from ENB’s YouTube channel.

They will then be available for free to view for 48 hrs.

According to the ENB website upcoming highlights include:

Tuesday 19 May 2020
11am BST – Advanced/Professional class with Tamara Rojo
2pm BST – Dance class for people living with Parkinson’s

Wednesday 20 May 2020
11am BST – Advanced/Professional class with Tamara Rojo
7pm BST – Wednesday Watch Party: Nora by Stina Quagebeur. A full stream of this beautiful ballet.

Thursday 21 May 2020
11am BST – Advanced/Professional class with Tamara Rojo

Friday 22 May 2020
11am BST – Advanced/Professional class with Tamara Rojo

Monday 25 – Friday 29 May 2020
Youth Dance Course: a new class for 14-19 year olds, every day at 2pm BST

Wednesday 27 May 2020
7pm BST – Wednesday Watch Party: Derek Deane’s Swan Lake

If you would like to help support the ENB during these difficult times, please donate here.

Stuff you may need

  • TV, Computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Wi-fi

Links to other Stuffer pages

Appreciate opera online from the Royal Opera House

Enjoy the National Theatre Live

Watch an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical online

Links to other articles on the web

ENB at HOME

Links to other videos on the web

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWNJbPgySRAh87DBCZRrGQ

Links to books

Posted by...

Share this idea...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on email