World Ballet Day 2020

Launched in 2014 as a global celebration of the most graceful of arts, World Ballet Day returns for its seventh edition in 2020, and we're celebrating with a jam-packed ten-day streaming event, leaping onto a screen near you!

Starting Tuesday, October 20, we'll be counting down ten of the ballets our viewers have watched most this year and airing one every day at 2 PM (EDT)—culminating with your top pick on October 29, World Ballet Day. Take a look at the first half below, and check back next week for the top five!

10 (October 20): La Bayadère by Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa, music by Léon Minkus
9 (October 21): The Nutcracker by Balanchine, music by Tchaikovsky
8 (October 22): The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Béjart, music by Beethoven
7 (October 23): Vaslav Nijinsky's The Rite of Spring and Michel Fokine's The Firebird, music by Stravinsky
6 (October 24): Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon, music by Joby Talbot
5 (October 25): Daphnis et Chloé by Benjamin Millepied, music by Ravel
4 (October 26): Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky
3 (October 27): Apollo and Violin Concerto by Balanchine, music by Stravinsky
2 (October 28): Swan Lake by Nureyev after Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky
1 (October 29, World Ballet Day!): Jewels by Balanchine, music by Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky