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World Ballet Day To Be Live-Streamed In China For The First Time Via Tencent

  (October 04, 2017)

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fourth annual World Ballet Day LIVE, a 22-hour live stream with five of the world's leading ballet companies, will be broadcast in China for the first time from October 4 at 6pmOctober 5 at 4pm PDT. Tencent's digital channels offer a combined reach of many millions, bringing the joy of dance to new audiences. The full broadcast will be streamed on sfballet.org/WBD.

Tencent will live stream the full program in China, sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet.               


SF Ballet boasts four Chinese artists including Principal Dancer Yuan Yuan Tan; SF Ballet last performed in China in October 2015.

A recording will be available on each company's website, Facebook, and YouTube for 30 days.

Tencent
Founded in 1998, Tencent is a leading provider of internet value-added services in China. Since then, Tencent has grown steadily under its user-oriented operating strategies. In 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tencent's mission is to enhance the quality of human life through internet services.

World Ballet Day LIVE
The first World Ballet Day LIVE in October 2014 offered unparalleled, behind-the-scenes access to five ballet companies around the world, revealing each company's approach to class and rehearsals and illustrating the unique personalities that characterize each one. As the first event of its kind, the project garnered critical acclaim with The New York Times declaring it an "unprecedented bout of internationalism."

San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has a history of making history. The Company has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic "firsts" since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppélia. SF Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States and currently presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. The mission of SF Ballet is to share its joy of dance with the widest possible audience?in its community and worldwide?and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in its School. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world.

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