Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Yesterday ArtStreaming TV transmitted English National Ballet School's annual choreographic competition over the internet to computers, tablets, mobile devices and TVs around the world. I was able to see glimpses of the transmission but not nearly as much as I should have liked as I had other commitments last night.

Gavin McCaig. who trained at English National Ballet School and now dances with Northern Ballet tweeted
" will you get to tune in Jane? fantastic pioneers with this incredible live streaming idea!"
And he's right. It is an impressive technology and an inspired way of disseminating dance to the world. English National Ballet School is to be congratulated for its part in this transmission.

The founder and executive producer of ArtStreamingTV is Andre Portasio who also trained at English National Ballet School and danced with the English National Ballet.  As you can see from his web page, he has an impressive set of credentials and has enjoyed a distinguished career on the stage and off it. 

English National Ballet School's website refers to A day in the life of English National Ballet School. It was watched live by over 6,000 people across 23 countries and afterwards by another 15,000 on demand. The video shows various classes starting with barre, pas de deux, body conditioning, jumps and choreography and includes interviews with Tamarra Rojo, George Williamson who created Dawn Dances for the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company and of course Samira Saidi, Director of Dance at the School.

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