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, January 28, 2011

Backstage at Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella

A fun blog post from Theatre Royal Plymouth, with pics.
http://theatreroyal.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/what-do-dancers-eat-for-lunch-and-other-such-questions-answered/

Upcoming ballet trips

Don't forget we have the fantastic opportunity to see the Royal Danish Ballet performing both Napoli and A Folk Tale in Washington DC in June. Also, a trip to New York to see ABT's Don Quixote and an all-Robbins evening at New York City Ballet over Victoria Day weekend (May 20-23). Plus, a visit to lovely Saratoga Springs, NY, in July for a three-performance NYCB fest. For more info, contact me at toursenlair@gmail.com.

Pirouettes and horses

Have you always wondered where the word "pirouette" came from? Head on over to my other blog, katherinebarber.blogspot.com to find out.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sneak peek at costumes for Wheeldon's Alice


Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky as the Queen of Hearts. Costume design by Bob Crowley. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a co-production of the Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada, who will be performing it in Toronto in June. To order tickets, click on the link.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why I love Bournonville

Fabulous quote from August Bournonville:
"The beautiful always retains the freshness of novelty, while the astonishing soon grows tiresome."

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ballet Portraits exhibits

Currently on show at London's National Portrait Gallery, Ballet in Focus features many rarely seen photographs of ballet dancers from the start of the 20th century. The display includes studio portraits of Adeline Genee, Anna Pavlova, and Ninette de Valois and Diaghilev's star performers. www.npg.org.uk

Fifty Years at the Royal Ballet
Proud Chelsea
161 King's Road
London
till Feb 27
Entry free. see a sampler at www.proud.co.uk

Less ambitious ballets

From Snoozing Beauty to Everybody Loves Raymonda, here are some hilarious "Less ambitious ballets" on The Ballet Bag