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Help San Francisco Ballet participate in World Ballet Day Live! – a global ballet live-streaming event – on October 1, 2014
Help San Francisco Ballet participate in World Ballet Day Live! – a global ballet live-streaming event – on October 1, 2014
432 backers pledged $35,666 to help bring this project to life.

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San Francisco Ballet has been given the opportunity to participate in the first-ever World Ballet Day Live, a continuous live-streaming event that features five major ballet companies throughout the world. This groundbreaking project will enable SF Ballet to share our joy of dance with the widest possible audience in our community and around the globe. World Ballet Day Live will give dance fans unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to SF Ballet artists in company class, studio rehearsals, and interviews. SF Ballet will be the only U.S. company to participate alongside Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada. This is your chance to see the inner workings of SF Ballet as we stream four hours of a day in the life of our dancers. But, we need your help to make this possible!

San Francisco Ballet needs to raise $30,000 in order to participate in World Ballet Day Live. This will cover the extensive costs involved in producing a live streaming event of this caliber. We will be hiring a technical crew and host; renting cameras, lighting, and other equipment; and paying for broadband costs to stream the event live online. SF Ballet is a non-profit institution and operates on a strict budget. Therefore we are asking you, dance fans around the world, to contribute to make this extraordinary opportunity a reality.

Take a look at the rewards and opportunities we are offering exclusively to our Kickstarter participants and make your pledge today. Thank you for being a part of the San Francisco Ballet family of supporters! We’ll see you on October 1!

Risks and challenges

As America’s oldest ballet company, we embrace the risk of physical challenges and live performances as part of our daily lives; but four hours of live-streaming to the world is a new challenge! We are confident in the talent of our dancers and artistic staff. We have a global audience who we believe will be excited to go behind the scenes with SF Ballet. By hiring a producer and a host experienced in live broadcast, we hope to avoid challenges such as poor timing and "dead air." High-quality equipment will ensure our global audience will be able to see and hear our dancers clearly. Sufficient broadband will avoid viewers missing out on unique moments during the live broadcast. Your pledge will make this risky project a success!

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    Help San Francisco Ballet participate in World Ballet Day Live! Your contribution will help us bring SF Ballet (SFB) into the homes of our fans all over the world. You will have our gratitude and we’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress.

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    All of the above, plus listing as a World Ballet Day Live supporter on the SF Ballet website.

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    All of the above, plus a digital download of an SFB World Ballet Day Live image for your computer or mobile device wallpaper.

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    All of the above, plus a digital download of an SF Ballet Orchestra recording of a work being rehearsed during World Ballet Day Live.

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    All of the above, plus an SFB World Ballet Day Live photo e-book featuring photographs by Erik Tomasson.

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    All of the above, plus ask a San Francisco Ballet dancer a question. A selection of these questions will be used for interviews during the live-stream. All questions will receive an email response from an SFB dancer!

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    All of the above, plus listing as an SFB World Ballet Day Live Sponsor during the live-stream.

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    All of the above, plus a photograph signed by SF Ballet dancers taken during World Ballet Day Live. The photo will be professionally matted and shipped to you.

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    All of the above, plus you and a guest are invited to attend the World Ballet Day Live viewing party at San Francisco Ballet on October 1, 2014. PLUS a meet and greet reception with the artists of the Company. Please note: travel and accommodations are not included.

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    All of the above, plus you and guest are invited to sit in the ballet studio during the tech rehearsal of World Ballet Day Live on September 30, 2014. Rehearsal or class length is approximately 60-90 minutes, time and casting subject to change. Please note: travel and accommodations are not included.

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    All of the above, plus your name announced as an SFB World Ballet Day Live Lead Sponsor during the live-stream.

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Funding period

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