Tours en l'air organizes ballet-themed escorted holidays to see the best companies perform great ballets in beautiful places. You can join a trip from anywhere. A highly knowledgeable balletomane who has enjoyed 100s of performances in over 20 cities around the world,I speak English, French, and German, and am a Travel Industry Council of Ontario certified Travel Counsellor. I also teach ballet appreciation courses. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
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Friday, February 23, 2018

National Ballet of Canada Sleeping Beauty casting 2018


All performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.
All casting subject to change





Princess Aurora Prince Florimund Principal Fairy Bluebird Princess Florine Diamond Lady Diamond Man
Thursday 8 March @ 730 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Alexandra MacDonald
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Emma Hawes
Alexandra MacDonald
Jack Bertinshaw
Friday 9 March @ 730 pm
Svetlana Lunkina
Harrison James
Hannah Fischer
Skylar Campbell
Tina Pereira
Hannah Fischer
Christopher Gerty
Saturday 10 March @ 2 pm
Jurgita Dronina
Naoya Ebe
Alexandra MacDonald
Kota Sato
Jenna Savella*
Chelsy Meiss
Donald Thom*
Saturday 10 March @ 730 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Emma Hawes*
Siphesihle November
Miyoko Koyasu*
Alexandra MacDonald
Jack Bertinshaw
Sunday 11 March @ 2 pm
Xiao Nan Yu
Peng-Fei Jiang*
Hannah Fischer
Naoya Ebe
Jillian Vanstone
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
Tuesday 13 March @ 730 pm
Elena Lobsanova*
Naoya Ebe
Kathryn Hosier
Kota Sato
Jenna Savella*
Chelsy Meiss
Donald Thom
Wednesday 14 March @ 730 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Alexandra MacDonald
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Emma Hawes
Hannah Fischer*
Christopher Gerty*
Thursday 15 March @ 730 pm
Svetlana Lunkina
Harrison James
Emma Hawes
Naoya Ebe
Jillian Vanstone
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
Friday 16 March @ 730 pm
Xiao Nan Yu
Peng-Fei Jiang*
Hannah Fischer
Dylan Tedaldi*
Rui Huang*
Hannah Fischer*
Christopher Gerty*
Saturday 17 March @ 2 pm
Alexandra MacDonald*
Brendan Saye*
Kathryn Hosier
Skylar Campbell
Tina Pereira
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
Saturday 17 March @ 730 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Emma Hawes*
Siphesihle November
Miyoko Koyasu*
Hannah Fischer*
Christopher Gerty
Sunday 18 March @ 2 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Kathryn Hosier
Dylan Tedaldi
Rui Huang*
Chelsy Meiss
Donald Thom*

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Stuttgart Ballet trip July 2018

 
Stuttgart

Reid Anderson Farewell



17-23 July 2018

7 days, 6 nights

5 ballet performances

DRAFT ITINERARY



BALLET BUCKET LIST*
Onegin by John Cranko performed by his own Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart





Sightseeing in beautiful southern Germany

and a celebration of all that the world-renowned Stuttgart Ballet has contributed to the art form



LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of arranging

travel from your most

convenient departure point,

on the dates and times you prefer,

and to extend your stay if you wish.

Victor Travel's experienced agents

will be happy to assist you with

flight arrangements.


You can use RBC Reward Points and/or RBC

 Certificates towards 
 

the purchase of this package



Tuesday 17 July

Arrive Stuttgart; check in to 3-star Hotel Motel One, 8 minutes walk from opera house. Early evening: Meet-and-greet in the hotel's lounge. You may arrive earlier in Stuttgart if you wish.


Wednesday 18 July

Morning: watch company class. Afternoon: 2-hour walking tour of central Stuttgart. Evening: Welcome 3-course dinner before Highlights and Favourites from 22 years under Reid Anderson.


Thursday 19 July

Day trip by high-speed train to Strasbourg, France (approx. 1¼ hours each way). 2-hour private guided tour of historic Strasbourg. Lunch. Boat trip on the Ill River. Evening: Performance of Stuttgart Ballet Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), Initials RBME (Cranko).


Friday 20 July

Day trip by train (1 hour each way) to Heidelberg, Germany's most famous university town, dating from the Middle Ages. Walking tour of the old town and visit to the castle. Return to Stuttgart. Performance of Stuttgart Ballet Onegin (Cranko)


Saturday 21 July

Visit by train (1/2 hr) to Ludwigsburg, the Versailles of southern Germany, with private guided tour of the interior of one of Germany's biggest baroque palaces and its beautiful gardens. Evening: Gala of the John Cranko School.


Sunday 22 July

Day at leisure. You can relax in one of Stuttgart's mineral baths, stroll in the lovely Schlossgarten, or have some classic coffee and cake at a cafe. Visit one of Stuttgart's renowned art galleries, or the Mercedes-Benz or Porsche museum, or the botanical garden and zoo. Evening: farewell dinner before Stuttgart Ballet: Gala.


Monday 23 July

Check out of hotel and depart Stuttgart. (You may extend your stay if you wish).

Current ESTIMATED package price (land only):
$3500 (Cdn) per person double occupancy, 
single supplement $400 (Cdn). 

If you are interested in this trip, please email Katherine Barber at toursenlair@gmail.com as soon as possible. If there is sufficient interest to pursue this, booking will open mid-March and the signup deadline will be early April.



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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bolshoi Flames of Paris Cinema Broadcast: Cast & Synopsis

 https://youtu.be/H-G_7kLPFrA


Bolshoi in Cinema broadcast of Alexei Ratmansky's Flames of Paris in select Cineplex theatres in Canada, March 4 at 1255. Click here for Canadian locations. Click here for locations and dates elsewhere.



Jeanne, daughter of Gaspard and Lucille Margarita Shrainer
Jerome, her brother Denis Savin
Philippe, a Marseillais Igor Tsvirko
The Marquis Costa de Beauregard Semyon Chudin
Adeline, his daughter Ana Turazashvili
Mireille de Poitiers, an actress Kristina Kretova
Antoine Mistral, an actor Artem Ovcharenko
Jarcasse, an old woman Irina Zibrova
Gilbert, captain of the Marseillais Alexander Vodopetov
King Louis XVI Gennadi Yanin
Queen Marie Antoinette Nelli Kobakhidze
Gaspard, a peasant Yuri Ostrovsky
Lucille, his wife Anna Antropova
Amour in the ballet Rinaldo and Armida Daria Khokhlova
Apparition of Bride in the ballet Rinaldo and Armida Olga Kishnyova
Friends to Armida in the ballet Rinaldo and Armida Yulia Grebenshchikova Elvina Ibraimova Alyona Kovalyova Olga Marchenkova
Furies in the ballet Rinaldo and Armida Daria Bochkova Anastasia Gubanova Anastasia Kazakova Tatiana Lazareva Svetlana Pavlova Xenia Zhiganshina
Huntsmen, friends to the Marquis Batyr Annadurdyev Anton Gaynutdinov Alexei Gaynutdinov Maxim Oppengeym
Auvergne dance Kristina Karasyova Oxana Sharova Ivan Alexeyev Vitaly Biktimirov
Marseillaise dance Andrei Bolotin Georgy Gusev Alexei Matrakhov
President of the Convention Alexander Fadeyechev
Master of Ceremonies Alexei Loparevich
David, an artist Egor Simachev
Sutler Anastasia Vinokur


Act I
Scene 1

A suburb of Marseilles, the town which gave its name to the French National anthem. Through the forest a large group of people are on the move. This is the battalion of the Marseillais who are on their way to Paris. A cannon which they are taking with them indicates their intentions. Among the men of Marseilles is Philippe.

It is by the cannon that Philippe makes the acquaintance of the peasant girl Jeanne. He kisses her on parting. Jeanne’s brother, Jerome, longs to join the Marseillais.

In the distance is the castle of the Marquis Costa de Beauregard, the local seigneur. Hunters are returning to the castle, among whom are the Marquis and his daughter, Adeline.

The ’noble’ Marquis makes advances to the pretty peasant girl, Jeanne. The latter tries to free herself from his pawing, but only manages to do so with the help of Jerome, who comes to hissister’s defense.
Jerome is beaten up by the hunters from the Marquis’s suite, and thrown into a prison cellar. Adeline, who has observed the scene, frees Jerome, and in their hearts a mutual feeling for each other is born. The sinister, old woman Jarcasse, who has been employed by the Marquis to keep an eye on his daughter, informs her adored master of the escape. The Marquis slaps his daughter and orders her to get into a carriage, accompanied by Jarcasse. They are going to Paris.

Jerome bids farewell to his parents. It is not safe for him to remain on the Marquis’s estate. He and Jeanne go off with a detachment of the Marseillais. Their parents are inconsolable.

Volunteers are enrolling in the detachment. Together with the crowd, the men of Marseilles dance a farandola. The men put on red caps in place of their old headwear. Jerome is given a gun by the leader of the insurgents, Gilbert. Jerome and Philippe ’harness’ themselves to the cannon. The detachment moves off to Paris to the strains of the Marseillaise.

Scene 2
The sound of the Marseillaise gives way to an elegant minuet. The royal palace. The Marquis and Adeline have arrived here. The Master of Ceremonies announces the start of the ball.

Rinaldo and Armida, a court ballet, with the Paris stars Mireille de Poitiers and Antoine Mistral: Sarabande — Armida and her friends. Armida’s forces return from a campaign. Prisoners are led in. Among them is Prince Rinaldo.
Amour aims an arrow at the hearts of Armida and Rinaldo. Variation — Amour. Armida frees Rinaldo.
Pas de deux Rinaldo and Armida.
The phantom of Rinaldo’s bride appears. Rinaldo abandons Armida and sails off in a boat after the phantom. Armida conjures up a storm. Waves cast Rinaldo onto the seashore, he is surrounded by furies.
Dance — Furies. Rinaldo falls dead at Armida’s feet.

King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette make their entrance. Greetings, oaths of loyalty and toasts to the prosperity of the monarchy follow.

The tipsy Marquis chooses the Actress as his next ’victim’, and starts to ’court’ her in the same way as he had Jeanne, the peasant girl. The strains of the Marseillaise are heard from the street. The courtiers and officers panic. Making use of this, Adeline escapes from the palace.

Act II
Scene 3

A square in Paris, into which the men of Marseilles march, among whom are Philippe, Jerome and Jeanne. A shot from their cannon is to give the signal for the start of the assaulton the Tuileries.

Suddenly, in the square, Jerome catches sight of Adeline. He rushes over to her. The sinister, old woman Jarcasse spies on their meeting.

In the meantime, in honor of the arrival of the detachment of men from Marseilles, a barrel of wine is rolled out into the square. Dances get underway: the Auvergne dance gives way to theMarseillaise dance, then the temperamental dance of the Basques starts up, in which all the chief characters take part: Jeanne, Philippe, Adeline, Jerome and Gilbert, the captain of the Marseillais.

In the crowd, flushed with wine, petty brawls break out here and there. Stuffed dolls of Louis and Marie Antoinette are torn to pieces. Jeanne with a spear in her hands dances the carmagnole to the singing of the crowd. Philippe, who is drunk, lights the fuse, there is volley of cannon fire, after which the crowd dashes off to storm the Tuileries.

Against a background of shots being fired and the beating of drums, Adeline and Jerome declare their love for each other. They are oblivious to what is going on around them.

The Marseillais break into the palace. They are led by Jeanne, waving a flag. Fighting. The palace is taken.
Scene 4
The crowd fills the square which is decorated with lanterns. Members of the Convention and new government mount the tribune.

The crowd rejoices. The famous artists, Mireille de Poitiers and Antoine Mistral, who before had entertained the king and his courtiers, now perform the Freedom dance for the people. The new dance is little different to the old, only now, the actress holds the Republican flag in her hands. Artist David is sketching the celebration.

By the cannon, from which the first volley had been fired, the President of the Convention unites the hands of Jeanne and Philippe. These are the first young newly weds of the new Republic

The sound of Jeanne and Philippe’s betrothal dance gives way to the muffled thuds of the falling knife of the guillotine.
The condemned Marquis is led in. Seeing her father, Adeline rushes over to him, but Jerome, Jeanne and Philippe beg her not to give herself away. In order to revenge the Marquis, Jarcasse betrays Adeline, revealing her true origins. Roused to fury, the crowd demands her death. Beside himself with despair, Jerome tries to save Adeline, but to no avail. She is guillotined. Frightened for their lives, Jeanne and Philippe restrain the struggling Jerome.

The celebration continues. To the strains of Ca ira, the triumphant populace moves downstage towards the audience.


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Friday, February 16, 2018

National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Casting 2018



 https://youtu.be/xwIYYbHZoBA

All casting subject to change. All performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, University at Queen, Toronto. Also on the program: Crystal Pite's Emergence and Robert Binet's Dreamers Ever Leave You. Buy tickets here:
https://national.ballet.ca/Productions/2017-18-Season/Made-in-Canada

 


A Man
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Wednesday February 28 @ 730 pm
Guillaume Côté
Jillian Vanstone
Greta Hodgkinson
Jenna Savella
Xiao Nan Yu
Thursday March 1 @ 2 pm
Brendan Saye*
Jordana Daumec*
Emma Hawes*
Hannah Fischer*
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Thursday March 1 @ 730 pm
Christopher Gerty*
Chelsy Meiss
Heather Ogden
Tanya Howard*
Stephanie Hutchison
Friday March 2 @ 730 pm
Guillaume Côté
Jillian Vanstone
Greta Hodgkinson
Jenna Savella
Xiao Nan Yu
Saturday March 3 @ 2 pm
Brendan Saye*
Jordana Daumec*
Emma Hawes*
Hannah Fischer*
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Saturday March 3 @ 730 pm
Guillaume Côté
Jillian Vanstone
Greta Hodgkinson
Jenna Savella
Xiao Nan Yu
Sunday March 4 @ 2 pm
Christopher Gerty*
Chelsy Meiss
Heather Ogden
Tanya Howard*
Stephanie Hutchison





 

La Scala ballet gala

https://youtu.be/BjIPKvkiYfQ


Manon Pas de deux Act I, Scene II 
Melissa Hamilton, Claudio Coviello 
choreography Kenneth MacMillan 
music Jules Massenet 

La rose malade 
Maria Eichwald, Mick Zeni 
ballet by Roland Petit 
music Gustav Mahler 

Grand Pas Classique 
Alina Somova, Leonid Sarafanov 
choreography Victor Gsovskij 
music Daniel-François Auber

Carmen Pas de deux 
Polina Semionova, Roberto Bolle 
ballet by Roland Petit 
music Georges Bizet 

The Dying Swan 
Svetlana Zakharova 
choreography Mikhail Fokine
music Camille Saint-Saëns 

Don Quixote Grand Pas de deux Act III 
Nicoletta Manni, Ivan Vasiliev 
choreography Marius Petipa 
music Ludwig Minkus 

Light Rain Pas de deux 
Lucia Lacarra, Marlon Dino 
choreography Gerald Arpino 
music Douglas Adams and Russ Gauthier 

Romeo and Juliet Pas de deux Act I, Scene VI 
Maria Eichwald, Massimo Murru 
choreography Kenneth MacMillan
music Sergej Prokofiev 

Spartacus Pas de deux 
Maria Vinogradova, Ivan Vasiliev 
choreography Yuri Grigorovich 
music Aram Il'ič Khachaturian

Prototype 
Roberto Bolle 
concept and choreography Massimiliano Volpini 
original music Piero Salvatori produced by Fausto Dasè 
visual effects and video editing Avantgarde Numerique and Xchanges Vfx Design 

 Le Corsaire Pas de deux 
Svetlana Zakharova, Leonid Sarafanov 
choreography Marius Petipa music Riccardo Drigo

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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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