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 18, 2018

Comedy in Ballet Talk in Ottawa


Ballet Laughs: The Surprising Comic Side of a Classical Art
Lecturer: Katherine Barber

Romance, escapism, beauty, athleticism – those are ballet’s acknowledged fortes. But comedy? Surprisingly, there are more hilarious moments in ballet than you might expect. Discover what you don’t know you’re missing.

Visual presentation and film clips

  • Day: Thursday, May 10th, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Room 124, Leeds House Building, Carleton University
  • Fee: $30.00 (HST included)
  • Enrollment capacity: 55 participants
PARKING FEES:

Carleton University parking passes are available for purchase at the time of registration. The parking pass fees (including HST) are $6.00 for each one time evening lecture held on campus.



REGISTRATION:

Registration begins on Tuesday, January 30th, at 9:00 a.m.


Online registration form will be available on Tuesday, January 30th at 9:00 a.m., and can be accessed using the following link: carleton.ca/linr/online-registration/. You can also send your registration via e-mail or leave a telephone message at or after 9:00 a.m. Please note that any registrations received prior to 9:00 a.m. on January 30th will not be considered.

 

Additional registration details can be found on the website: carleton.ca/linr/registration/.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Free livestream of Kenneth MacMillan's Fairy's Kiss


https://youtu.be/YxQsW99l-8s


From January 2–15, Pointe magazine will be streaming Scottish Ballet's production of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's The Fairy's Kiss (Le Baiser de la Fée). The free broadcast, filmed live in October at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, will be available on Pointe's Facebook page and website starting at noon (EST) on January 2. 

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Ice Maiden," The Fairy's Kiss is a one-act ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1928. (Read the synopsis here.) While several choreographers have tackled the ballet over the years, MacMillan's version is especially rare. Created for The Royal Ballet in 1960, the production's sets and costumes proved so elaborate that it was too difficult to pair with other ballets, and the company shelved it after 33 performances. Although The Fairy's Kiss was briefly revived in 1986, Scottish Ballet is the first company to perform it since, honouring the 25th anniversary of MacMillan's death.

The broadcast stars Scottish Ballet principals Constance Devernay, Bethany Kingsley-Garner and Andrew Peasgood, with sets and costumes by Gary Harris.

For UK residents, the livestream is also available, along with Christopher Hampson's Rite of Spring, on BBC iPlayer

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Monday, January 1, 2018

WIN tickets to Bolshoi Romeo & Juliet cinemacast

https://youtu.be/CgjKZh83dLU


Courtesy of Cineplex Canada, Tours en l'air has five pairs of tickets to give away to the upcoming screening of the Bolshoi Ballet's new production of Romeo and Juliet with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.  Sunday January 21 at 1255 at select Cineplex theatres.

To enter the contest, simply send an email to toursenlair@gmail.com with the subject heading 
R&J

Contest valid only in Canada. Closing date: January 15.
For casting, click here

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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Toronto screening of Vincent Warren film




A Man of Dance: Vincent Warren
Vincent Warren had a legendary career with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. This film traces that career.

January 23, 2018 7 PM 
80 Winchester St., Toronto
Tickets
Adults  $10
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Students, Seniors, CADA: $7.50
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For more information, contact events@dcd.ca, 416-365-3233

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Bolshoi Romeo and Juliet (Ratmansky) Cinema Broadcast Casting



Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet (created for the National Ballet of Canada) will be broadcast in cinemas from the Bolshoi Ballet on January 21, 2018. 1255 pm at select Cineplex theatres in Canada.  Click here for locations and times elsewhere
http://www.bolshoiballetincinema.com/



Juliet, the daughter of Capulet Ekaterina Krysanova
Romeo, the son of Montague Vladislav Lantratov
Mercutio, Romeo’s friend Igor Tsvirko
Benvolio, Montague’s nephew and Romeo’s friend Dmitry Dorokhov
Tybalt, Lady Capulet’s nephew Vitaly Biktimirov
Lord Capulet Nikita Elikarov
Lady Capulet Kristina Karasyova
Paris, Juliet’s betrothed Egor Khromushin
Juliet’s Nurse Anastasia Vinokur
Friar Laurence Egor Simachev
Lady Montague Vera Borisenkova
Duke of Verona Alexei Loparevich
Two prostitutes Kristina Loseva, Xenia Sorokina
Juliet’s friends Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone, Anastasia Denisova, Elvina Ibraimova, Xenia Zhiganshina,
The Fools Andrei Koshkin, Georgy Gusev, Alexei Matrakhov, Egor Sharkov,
Chevaliers at the Ball Oscar Frame, Mikhail Kochan, Sergei Kuptsov, Maxim Oppengeym



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Thursday, December 21, 2017

National Ballet of Canada Nijinsky casting Ottawa





Thursday January 25 @ 8 pm Friday January 26 @ 8 pm Saturday January 27 @ 8 pm
Vaslav Nijinsky
Guillaume Côté


Skylar Campbell Francesco Gabriele Frola
Serge Diagilev
Evan McKie


Piotr Stanczyk
Ben Rudisin
Romola Nijinsky
Heather Ogden


Sonia Rodriguez Svetlana Lunkina

All performances at the National Arts Centre Ottawa.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Win! The Dancer on iTunes


WIN! an iTunes download of the movie The Dancer / La Danseuse, based on the life of American modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller and her relationship with Isadora Duncan. Every dance fan should know about Fuller, and the re-creations of her dances in this very enjoyable film are amazing.

Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Pictures, Tours en l'air has three iTunes downloads to give away. To enter, send an email with the subject line LOIE to toursenlair@gmail.com 
Contest closes December 8. 14+ Canada only.


See The National Ballet of Canada, Hamburg Ballet, Berlin State Ballet and Dresden Semperoper Ballet next July, on Tours en l'air's Dresden-Berlin-Hamburg trip. Booking is now opens and signup deadline is December 8. For more information, click here 

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nutcrackers in Cinema 2017





New York City Ballet
Choreography by George Balanchine
Various dates December 2 -10
USA only. For locations click here:

https://screenvisionmedia.com/events/the-nutcracker/

















Bolshoi Ballet

December 10 at 1255 at select Cineplex Theatres in Canada
In Toronto:
  • Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP

    10 Dundas Street East, Toronto
  • SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas

    2300 Yonge Street, Toronto
  • Cineplex Cinemas Queensway and VIP Cinemas

    1025 The Queensway, Etobicoke
  • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk

    5095 Yonge Street, North York
  • Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas

    300 Borough Drive, Scarborough

    Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan

    3555 Highway 7 W, Vaughan
For other Canadian locations click here: https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/bolshoi-ballet-the-nutcracker-2017


December 17 most other places
For locations and dates click here:
http://www.bolshoiballetincinema.com/

Choreography
Yuri Grigorovich

Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince)
Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King)

Anna Nikulina (Marie)
Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer)




















Royal Ballet
Choreography by Peter Wright after Petipa-Ivanov

5 December in many places
In Toronto, HotDocs Theatre 23 and 26 December at noon
For locations and dates near you click here
https://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas 
  
The Sugar Plum Fairy
Sarah Lamb
The Prince
Steven McRae
Clara
Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell
Herr Drosselmeyer
Gary Avis

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ballet movies

1) Mathilde, the story of the passionate affair between Mathilde Kschessinska, one of the great ballerinas of the Russian Imperial Theatre (the first Russian to perform 32 fouettés) and the future Tsar Nicholas II. Trailer in Russian. The film will be shown with English subtitles. Thursday November 30 at 7:40 pm at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas Toronto and Cineplex Winston Churchill Oakville



2) The Dancer Based on the life of American modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller and her relationship with Isadora Duncan.
December 1 - December 7 at
Cineplex Yonge & Dundas Toronto
buy tickets here

The Park Theatre, Vancouver

buy tickets here 

WIN! an iTunes download of the movie The Dancer / La Danseuse. Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Pictures, Tours en l'air has three to give away. To enter, send an email with the subject line LOIE to toursenlair@gmail.com 
Contest closes December 8. 14+ Canada only.





See The National Ballet of Canada, Hamburg Ballet, Berlin State Ballet and Dresden Semperoper Ballet next July, on Tours en l'air's Dresden-Berlin-Hamburg trip. Booking is now opens and signup deadline is December 8. For more information, click here 

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Monday, November 27, 2017

National Ballet of Canada Nutcracker casting 2017

Jurgita Dronina in The Nutcracker. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.



The Sugar Plum Fairy
Peter/The Nutcracker
Snow Queen
Baba
Uncle Nikolai
December 9 @ 2 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Skylar Campbell
Xiao Nan Yu
Andreea Olteanu
Robert Stephen
December 9 @ 7 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Harrison James
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jonathan Renna
December 10 @ 1 pm
Tina Pereira 
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Jenna Savella
Stephanie Hutchison
Jack Bertinshaw
December 10 @ 530 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Tiffany Mosher
Dylan Tedaldi
December 13 @ 7 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Skylar Campbell
Jenna Savella
Andreea Olteanu
Robert Stephen
December 14 @ 7 pm
Greta Hodgkinson
Harrison James
Hannah Fischer
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jonathan Renna
December 15 @ 7 pm
Greta Hodgkinson
Harrison James
Jenna Savella
Tiffany Mosher
Dylan Tedaldi
December 16 @ 2 pm
Elena Lobsanova
Naoya Ebe
Tanya Howard
Stephanie Hutchison
Spencer Hack
December 16 @ 7 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jonathan Renna
December 17 @ 1 pm
Calley Skalnik*
Christopher Gerty*
Hannah Fischer
Stephanie Hutchison
Donald Thom*
December 17 @ 530 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Harrison James
Jenna Savella
Tiffany Mosher
Dylan Tedaldi
December 19 @ 7 pm
Elena Lobsanova
Naoya Ebe
Tanya Howard
Stephanie Hutchison
Spencer Hack
December 20 @ 7 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jonathan Renna
December 21 @ 7 pm
Tina Pereira 
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Xiao Nan Yu
Andreea Olteanu
Jack Bertinshaw
December 22 @ 7 pm
Calley Skalnik*
Christopher Gerty*
Hannah Fischer
Stephanie Hutchison
Donald Thom*
December 23 @ 2 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jonathan Renna
December 23 @ 7 pm
Greta Hodgkinson
Harrison James
Jenna Savella
Tiffany Mosher
Dylan Tedaldi
December 24 @ 1 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Skylar Campbell
Xiao Nan Yu
Andreea Olteanu
Robert Stephen
December 27 @ 1 pm
Elena Lobsanova
Naoya Ebe
Tanya Howard
Stephanie Hutchison
Spencer Hack
December 27 @ 530 pm
Jurgita Dronina
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Ethan Watts*
December 28 @ 7 pm
Calley Skalnik*
Christopher Gerty*
Hannah Fischer
Stephanie Hutchison
Donald Thom*
December 29 @ 1 pm
Jurgita Dronina
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Ethan Watts*
December 29 @ 530 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Skylar Campbell
Xiao Nan Yu
Andreea Olteanu
Robert Stephen
December 30 @ 2 pm
Calley Skalnik*
Christopher Gerty*
Hannah Fischer
Stephanie Hutchison
Donald Thom*
December 30 @ 7 pm
Jurgita Dronina
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Elena Lobsanova
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Ethan Watts*


All casting subject to change.  To buy tickets, click here

Support your National Ballet of Canada on its tour to Hamburg next July, on Tours en l'air's Dresden-Berlin-Hamburg trip. Booking opens Thursday November 23 and signup deadline is December 8. For more information, click here 

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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
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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