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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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Online ballet gala January 31



From Zarély Dance Wear:


Do you love ballet? And now imagine how amazing it is to be able to see more than 20 top principals from all over the world performing live for you… Mark your calendars! January 31 The First Online Gala of Stars

- First ever online gala

- Over 20 principal dancers from 10 countries

- Unique event – over 7 hours of live streaming


January 31 turn your laptops and go to www.zarely.co at

9am Pacific, 12 pm Eastern, 5 pm GMT, 6 pm CET









 
 Participating principals of Berlin State Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, ABT, NYCB, Boston Ballet, Australian Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada.


Iana Salenko, Marian Walter

Yuan Yuan Tan, Luke Ingham, Frances Chung and Taras Domitro

James Whiteside

Paulo Arrais

Amber Scott and Ty King-Wall

Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino

Lauren Lovette and Gonzalo Garcia

Ana Sophia Scheller

Joaquin de Luz

Denys Cherevychko and Kiyoka Hashimoto

Artur Shesterikov and Maia Makhateli

Sonia Rodriguez and Naoya Ebe

  

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Newsletter: May NY trip Booking, plus more

Dear Balletomane,

New York Booking opens FEB. 1, SIGNUP DEADLINE FEB. 12!
Waiting lists for spring trips
Discounts on RWB and Alvin Ailey
Tea and Tutus: A talk about La Sylphide and the Bournonville style
FREE digital program for the upcoming cinema relay of Rhapsody/Two Pigeons
What Ballet are you?
Video

One spot available for Paris and Amsterdam April 2-13
We have had a cancellation for our fabulous Paris Amsterdam trip. This is for one person in a single room. For information click here.

New York Booking opens FEB.1, SIGNUP DEADLINE FEB. 12!
May 28 - June 1, 5 days
New York City Ballet
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine)
American Ballet Theatre 
La Fille mal gardée (Ashton)Le Corsaire (after Petipa)
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Andonis Foniadakis’s Kosmos, Rodrigo Pederneiras’s Rouge, and Itzik Galili’s Mono Lisa.
For full information click here.
Waiting lists for spring trips
It is always possible that someone may cancel their participation in one of our trips. If you want to be among the first to know if a spot becomes available (they can be snapped up very quickly) for Paris-Amsterdam April 2-13, Berlin-Dresden April 13-21, or Prague-Vienna 29 April - 10 May, please ask to be put on the waiting list

Discounts on RWB and Alvin Ailey
For details check your last newsletter

Tea and Tutus: A talk about La Sylphide and the Bournonville style, Thursday 25 February, 230 pm
Only a few spots left. For details, click here. To buy your ticket, please contact
Katherine Barber at 416-693-4496 or toursenlair@gmail.com before February 17

FREE digital program for the upcoming cinema relay of Rhapsody/Two Pigeons
(January 31 in Canada, For US dates and locations, click here)
Click here and use the promocode FREEPIG and remove the 3 donation on the checkout page.
Also, an article about the costumes here.

What Ballet are you?
Use my fun ballet title generator along with the initials of your name to find out whether you might be The Fairy's Adventures on Tenth Avenue. Click here.

Video

Isabelle Ciaravola and Alexandre Riabko / The Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler (Neumeier)


Katherine Barber
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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New York City Ballet Paris tour program





The Theatre du Chatelet in Paris has announced programming for New York City Ballet's Les étés de la danse run this June and July.

Balanchine Black and White

Tuesday 28 June
à 19h30,
Wednesday 29
June à 20h,
Saturday 2 July
à 20h,
Friday 8
July à 20h


Apollo (Balanchine/Stravinsky) The Four Temperaments (Balanchine/Hindemith)
Duo Concertant (Balanchine/Stravinsky)
Symphony in 3 Movements (Balanchine/Stravinsky)

Gala
Thursday 30 June à 19h30

Mozartiana (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky ) Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky) Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Balanchine/Gounod)) Symphony in C (Balanchine/Bizet)

Balanchine/Tchaikovsky
Friday 1 July à 20h, Saturday 2 July à 14h30, Tuesday 5 July à 20h,
Wednesday 13 July à 20h


Serenade (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky ) Mozartiana (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky ) Piano Concerto N°2 (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky ) 

Balanchine/Martins/Robbins
Thursday 4 July à 20h, Wednesday 6 July à 20h, Saturday 9 July à 14h30, Saturday 9 July à 20h 

Western Symphony (Balanchine/Kay) Tarantella (Balanchine/Gottschalk, Kay) The Infernal Machine (Martins/Rouse) Barber Violin Concerto (Martins/Barber) West Side Story Suite (Robbins/Bernstein

Wheeldon/Ratmansky/Peck
Thursday 7 July à 20h, Monday 11 July à 20h, Friday 15 July à 20h, Saturday 16 July à 14h30

Estancia (Wheeldon/Ginastera) Pictures at an Exhibition (Ratmansky/Mussorgsky) Everywhere We Go (Peck/Stevens

Balanchine, New York-Paris
Tuesday 12 July à 20h, Thursday 14 July à 20h, Saturday 16 July à 20h

Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Balanchine/Gounod) Sonatine (Balanchine/Ravel) La Valse (Balanchine/Ravel) Symphony in C (Balanchine/Bizet


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Monday, January 25, 2016

New York Ballet trip May 2016 Booking opens Feb 1

For a printer-friendly PDF version of this brochure,  please click here.

 101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647

presents



Tours en l'air

Ballet Holidays



escorted by

Canada's Word Lady,

Katherine Barber




New York

28 May – 1 June 2016

5 days, 4 nights

3 ballet performances

+ 1 optional





Balanchine from

New York City Ballet

plus

great classics from

American Ballet Theatre

PLUS!

exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities



BALLET BUCKET LIST:

New York City Ballet performing Balanchine

La Fille mal gardée



BOOKING OPENS 1 FEBRUARY



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE:

12 FEBRUARY 2016

TO BOOK: Call Lucy Nati at CWT Victor Travel, (416) 736-6010 x. 234, toll-free 1-866-699-0199



Saturday 28 May

Arrive New York; check in to the 4-star Empire Hotel, immediately across the street from Lincoln Center. Evening: Optional performance of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal: Andonis Foniadakis’s Kosmos, Rodrigo Pederneiras’s Rouge, and Itzik Galili’s Mono Lisa.

Other suggested activities:

on Broadway:

    An American in Paris (music by Gershwin, choreography by Wheeldon, starring Royal Ballet soloist Leanne Cope) 
    Fiddler on the Roof
    The King and I 
    and more...


Sunday 29 May

Morning at leisure. 1 pm: Tour of New York City Ballet's wardrobe department led by one of the wardrobe staff, followed by meeting a New York City Ballet dancer, who will give you a personal guided tour of the David H Koch theatre, NYCB's home. 3 pm: performance of New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine)

Evening at leisure.


Monday 30 May

Day at leisure. 730 pm: American Ballet Theatre performance: La Fille mal gardée (Ashton)


Tuesday 31 May

Day at leisure. 730 pm: American Ballet Theatre performance: Le Corsaire (after Petipa)


Wednesday 1 June

Check out of hotel and depart New York



Total Package



double occupancy

CA$1999 per person



single occupancy

CA$2699

Important note for US clients: All our prices are in CANADIAN dollars. As of January 25, 2016, the Canadian dollar is worth about 70 US cents. Package price would be approximately $1400 US per person double occupancy, $1900 US single occupancy, plus credit card charges. Actual price will depend on the exchange rate on the date of purchase.



All prices valid till 12 February 2016

You may use RBC reward points or RBC certificates towards the purchase of any or all components of these travel arrangements



LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of arranging travel from your most convenient departure point,

on the dates and times you prefer,

Victor Travel's experienced agents will be happy to assist you.
  
Basic package price includes:
4 nights twin share accommodation in the Empire Hotel

Internet access

Premium orchestra seats for 3 ballets

Visit to New York City Ballet wardrobe

Private guided tour of David H Koch theatre given by a

New York City Ballet dancer

Ballet Notes provided by tour leader



Not included:

Airfare

Activities listed as optional or suggested in this itinerary

Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary

Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance

Hospital/medical insurance



Terms and Conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of CA$1000 per person (double occupancy) or CA$1700 (single occupancy) is required at time of registration, no later than 12 February 2015, to secure your space for this package**.

Optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.



Final payment due 5 April 2016, and total package price is fully

non-refundable
Added hotel nights are fully non-refundable



**The deposit is fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip by the travel agent



All cancellations must be received in writing at Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel to the attention of Lucy Nati (lucy@cwtvictortravel.ca).



Manulife out-of-province health insurance (for Ontario residents holding an OHIP card) and trip cancellation insurance are available through Victor Travel and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Price will vary according to birthdate. Premium must accompany the deposit and is non-refundable.





This program must be sold as a package. Extra hotel nights can be added on at extra cost (subject to availability).

We cannot offer individual components separately, break the package into shorter installments, or offer an accommodation only” option.



Mobility issues should be discussed with the travel agent before registering.



Travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another.



For more information:



phone: 416.693.4496












One spot available for Paris Amsterdam ballet trip

UPDATE: THIS TRIP IS NOW SOLD OUT AGAIN

As it is possible we may have more cancellations, if you want to be the first to hear of spots becoming available, please email me to be put on the waiting list. 
 
We have had a cancellation for our sold-out Paris-Amsterdam trip. This is for one person in a single room. For information on the trip, please click here: 
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/08/ballet-trip-paris-and-amsterdam-april.html

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fun Ballet Title Generator

Name that ballet! Use this title generator based on your name. If you don't have a middle name, use the second letter of your first name. Feel free to share with your ballet-loving friends.
 
Still a few spots for "Tea and Tutus" on February 25! For more info click here
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Friday, January 22, 2016

US cinema showings of Royal Ballet Rhapsody/Two Pigeons

Natalia Osipova and Steven McRae in Ashton's Rhapsody


February 14:  
Showcase Cinemas in Chestnut Hill, MA, North Attleboro, MA, Woburn, MA, Worcester, MA, Elmsford, NY, Providence, RI
Frank Theatres in Bayonne, NJ, Egg Harbor, NJ, Cary, NC, Coral Springs, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Venice, FL, Gettysburg, PA, Lansdale, PA, York, PA, Murrells Inlet, SC, Blacksburg, VA
Malco Theatres in Fayetteville, AR, Oxford, MS, Memphis, TN

Aperture Cinema in Winston Salem, NC,
Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood, FL

February 14 & 17:  
Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO, Roxy Stadium 11 in Camarillo, CA, Sierra Vista Cinemas in Clovis, CA, Lodi Stadium in Lodi, CA, Lighthouse Cinemas in Pacific Grove, CA, Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa, CA, Limelight Cinema in Bellingham, WA
February 17:  
Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert, CA
February 17 & 20:  
City Lights Cinemas in Florence, OR
February 20:  
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley, CA
February 21 & March 2
Princeton Garden Theatre in Princeton, NJ
March 14+:
 Claremont 5 in Claremont, CA
March 23:  
Symphony Space in New York City

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wheeldon's Winter's Tale in New York July 2016


New York Premiere of The Winter’s Tale
The National Ballet of Canada at Lincoln Center Festival

January 21, 2016… Artistic Director Karen Kain and Executive Director Barry Hughson of The National Ballet of Canada today announced the company’s return to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The National Ballet performs The Winter’s Tale as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 28 — 31, 2016. This engagement is the company’s first appearance at the festival and the second tour to Lincoln Center in two years having last performed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland there in 2014.

The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, led by Music Director and Principal Conductor David Briskin, performs with the company on this tour. With over 60 members, the orchestra has performed in each of the National Ballet’s seasons since 1951 and has toured with the company extensively through Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Hailed as “a major artistic achievement” by Toronto Star and “a triumph” by The Telegraph, The Winter’s Tale premiered in London at the Royal Opera House in April 2014 and in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in November 2015. It is currently onstage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. from January 19 until January 24, 2016.

Co-produced with The Royal Ballet, The Winter’s Tale is choreographed by the renowned British choreographer and Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon. The production reunites the creative team behind Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, an original score by Joby Talbot and lighting by Natasha Katz. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale is a story of loss and redemption and a meditation on love, jealousy and the nature of family.

Ticket Information
Lincoln Center Festival packages go on sale on January 21 to Friends of Lincoln Center and to the general public on January 28. Single tickets for the entire festival go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on March 28 and the general public starting April 11. For more information and to buy tickets, visit LincolnCenterFestival.org or go to the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall box offices or call Center Charge at 212 721 6500.

Performance Schedule
Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm 

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