As Wembley is to football and CERN is to particle physics, so the Royal Opera House in London is to ballet. Home to both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, the opera house is located in London’s Covent Garden. So it’s with great excitement that Wikimedia UK is supporting a ballet-themed editathon at this world-famous venue on Saturday 22 June.
The focus of the event is Sir Frederick Ashton, The Royal Ballet’s founding choreographer and one of the most prominent figures in 20th century ballet. The Wikipedia article about him exists in 14 languages but is somewhat neglected, while only around 15% of his ballets have articles at all.
The Royal Opera House will be sharing lots of books and other materials to use as sources and there are still some places available at the event.
The editathon is being organised by Rose Vickridge of the Royal Opera House and Andrew Gray, an experienced Wikimedian.