Christine Shevchenko dances in the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Giselle” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is one of three people behind A Night at the Ballet, featuring top American dancers performing classical and contemporary ballet excerpts for a streaming audience. Photo: Getty Images Christine Shevchenko dances in the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Giselle” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is one of three people behind A Night at the Ballet, featuring top American dancers performing classical and contemporary ballet excerpts for a streaming audience. Photo: Getty Images
Christine Shevchenko dances in the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Giselle” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is one of three people behind A Night at the Ballet, featuring top American dancers performing classical and contemporary ballet excerpts for a streaming audience. Photo: Getty Images

To keep dance alive amid lockdowns, a free streaming of ballet favourites has Romeo and Juliet and The Nutcracker excerpts, and more

  • Former ballerina Melanie Hamrick and friends treat ballet-starved fans to performances by dancers from top American companies of excerpts from classical ballets
  • Hamrick has spent most of the pandemic in Europe with her partner, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, and their four-year-old son

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Christine Shevchenko dances in the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Giselle” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is one of three people behind A Night at the Ballet, featuring top American dancers performing classical and contemporary ballet excerpts for a streaming audience. Photo: Getty Images Christine Shevchenko dances in the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Giselle” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is one of three people behind A Night at the Ballet, featuring top American dancers performing classical and contemporary ballet excerpts for a streaming audience. Photo: Getty Images
Christine Shevchenko dances in the American Ballet Theatre’s performance of “Giselle” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. She is one of three people behind A Night at the Ballet, featuring top American dancers performing classical and contemporary ballet excerpts for a streaming audience. Photo: Getty Images
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