Coronavirus (COVID-19) is not discriminatory and it was just a matter of time that those of us in the ballet industry would be affected. From a friend’s message letting me know that her school in Italy is closed, to social media images of professional dancers taking class in masks, to announcements of the cancellation and/or postponement of performances and tours, to learning about regulations regarding seating arrangements in theaters; the past few days have brought with them news about how this pandemic has indeed entered our balletic spaces.
It is unrealistic for me to be able to know of every single ballet organization decision that has been influenced by the coronavirus, but I endeavor to keep this page updated on a regular basis. Thus I am reaching out to you, the intimate and passionate ballet community, to fill out the form below should you have information that can be added to this article.
May scientific research, governmental leadership, and social responsibility guide us through this challenging period of time when we must – more than ever – put humanitarian wellbeing above other divisive ideologies.