Dutch National Ballet's contribution to this eighth edition of World Ballet Day consists of a live stream of a full company class and a pas de deux from the brand new production of Raymonda, which will be premiered this coming spring.

Raymonda

Raymonda

For the first time in the Netherlands, we are presenting our own production of Marius Petipa’s legendary ballet Raymonda; a sample sheet of classical ballet technique, which is famed for its wonderful character dances. Associate artistic director Rachel Beaujean – assisted by a team that includes Ted Brandsen and Grigori Tchitcherine – is creating a completely new version of this masterpiece of the Russian ballet. The choreographic splendour will be retained, but the story will have an exciting new twist.

Raymonda
Rachel Beaujean, Maia Makhateli and Qian Liu | Photo: Altin Kaftira
Raymonda
Maia Makhateli and Young Gyu Choi | Photo: Rob van Woerkom
Raymonda
Maia Makhateli and Young Gyu Choi | Photo: Rob van Woerkom
Raymonda
Rachel Beaujean | Photo: Altin Kaftira

Watch the ballet class of World Ballet Day 2020

World Ballet Day 2020

World Ballet Day

World Ballet Day is an annual celebration of ballet, held in the month of October. On this day, ballet companies around the world give a unique glimpse behind the scenes with live streams of rehearsals, previews of new productions and the biggest stars of ballet in action!

Raymonda
Maia Makhateli and Young Gyu Choi | Photo: Rob van Woerkom
Raymonda
Maia Makhateli and Young Gyu Choi | Photo: Rob van Woerkom
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