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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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New York May 2015 Ballet Trip now booking

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 CWT Victor Travel
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
14 - 17 May 2015

4 days, 3 nights

4 ballet performances + 1 optional


A feast of Balanchine and Bournonville from

New York City Ballet

plus
great 20th-century classics from

American Ballet Theatre

PLUS! Many exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities


BALLET BUCKET LIST:

New York City Ballet performing Balanchine

Les Sylphides

Bournonville's La Sylphide



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE:

24 FEBRUARY 2015


Thursday 14 May

Arrive New York; check in to 3-star Salisbury Hotel in midtown Manhattan, 13 minutes walk from Lincoln Center (upgrade available to the 4-star Empire Hotel, immediately across the street from Lincoln Center). Evening: Optional performance of New York City Ballet (front orchestra sides $200, rear orchestra centre $145): Symphonic Dances (Martins), new creation by Justin Peck to Aaron Copland's Rodeo, Mercurial Manoeuvres (Christopher Wheeldon)



What the critics say:
[Wheeldon's] capacity to distil drama into image [in Mercurial Manoeuvres] is astounding. More impressive still is the way he moves between drama and its abstraction. – Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times, 2 June 2011


Other suggested activities:

at the Joyce Theater:

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: works by Jiří Kylián, Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato, and Hubbard Street resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo:
http://youtu.be/SjJeDysF3eg


 on Broadway: 
An American in Paris (music by Gershwin, choreography by Wheeldon, starring NYCB principal Robert Fairchild and Royal Ballet soloist Leanne Cope)
On the Town (music by Leonard Bernstein, starring NYCB Principal Megan Fairchild)
The Audience with Helen Mirren

and more...


Friday 15 May

Day at leisure. Evening: Pre-performance chat with a New York City Ballet artist, followed by performance of New York City Ballet: All-Balanchine program: Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Sonatine, La Valse, Symphony in C


Saturday 16 May

Morning at leisure.

2 pm: American Ballet Theatre performance: Les Sylphides (Fokine), Pillar of Fire (Tudor), Fancy Free (Robbins).

630 pm: Meet a New York City Ballet musician, who will give you his or her perspective on the music of the ballets.

8 pm: American Ballet Theatre performance: Theme & Variations (Balanchine), Rodeo (de Mille), Jardin aux Lilas (Tudor) 
What the critics say:
"This ballet [Jardin aux Lilas], so often heart-stopping in this revival, deserves to be seen and seen again, certainly when danced this well [by American Ballet Theatre]" -- Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2014

Sunday 17 May

Morning at leisure. Noon: Tour of New York City Ballet's wardrobe department led by one of the wardrobe staff. 
130 pm: Meet 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: All Bournonville program: La Sylphide, Divertissements

Check out of hotel and depart New York


Total Package

3-star accommodation
double occupancy
CA$1899 per person

single occupancy
CA$2530

4-star accommodation
double occupancy
CA$2250 per person

single occupancy
CA$2900



All prices valid till 24 February 2015

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 (3-star) includes:

3 nights twin share accommodation in the Salisbury Hotel

Daily continental buffet breakfast

Internet access

Premium orchestra seats for 4 ballets

Visit to New York City Ballet wardrobe

Pre-performance artist chat

Private guided tour of David H Koch theatre given by a

New York City Ballet dancer

Meet the Musician” talk with New York City Ballet Orchestra member

Ballet Notes provided by tour leader


Basic package price (4-star) includes:

3 nights twin share accommodation in the Empire Hotel

Internet access

Premium orchestra seats for 4 ballets

Visit to New York City Ballet wardrobe

Pre-performance artist chat

Private guided tour of David H Koch theatre given by a

New York City Ballet dancer

Meet the Musician” talk with New York City Ballet Orchestra member

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:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$1000 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 24 February 2015,to secure your space for this package**.

Single supplement and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.

Final payment due 19 March 2015, and total package price is fully non-refundable

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



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




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