World Ballet Day on 29 October 2020 was a global celebration to unite the dance community as it faces the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This yearly event launched in 2014, showcasing the best of global dance and presenting an opportunity for audiences to go behind the scenes of the world's top ballet companies including The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and The Royal Ballet.
Lola Tech opened its office to support Adelina Filipas, a soloist ballerina from the National Opera of Cluj-Napoca, and give her the space to attend rehearsals with the Royal Ballet whilst her place of work - the Opera - remains closed.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the global dance community with dancers unable to rehearsal or perform for many months. As new COVID-19 guidelines come into place, the dance world is slowly beginning to return to the stage and this year’s World Ballet Day provides an exclusive insight into how dance companies are responding to these new ways of rehearsing, working and performing.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, in common with thousands of other businesses, our team faced economic uncertainty. However, we’re a positive bunch here at Lola Tech, and we saw an opportunity in this crisis.
In early 2020, we pivoted to modify an events tool our team had been working on into a privacy-first Covid-19 tracing app.