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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Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Tours en l'air Newsletter

Katherine Barber

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays


201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496

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15 April 2015

Dear Balletomane,




I have negotiated an extension on the ticket deadline with Paris Opera Ballet, so this trip will now be booking in September. Over 30 people have already asked to be on the priority mailing list when the trip is launched, and I only have room for 19 on the trip! So if you want to be among those who have first dibs, let me know now. For preliminary info on the trip, please click here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/03/paris-amsterdam-ballet-trip-april-2016.html



Potential New Trips

Please let me know if you might be interested in any of the following. At this point I am just establishing where people's interests and availabilities lie, not asking for a commitment



Berlin and Dresden

The group who recently went to Vienna and Prague were most impressed by Dresden's company (which is currently viewed as a hot ticket amongst ballet cognoscenti), delighted to meet its charming and eloquent Canadian artistic director, and also were wowed by the city's spectacular opera house and other fine architecture.

April 13 – 20, 2016 (you can add this on to the Paris-Amsterdam trip if you like)
Staatsballett Berlin
Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness (Duato)
Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
Giselle
Dresden Semperoper Ballet
Sleeping Beauty




London

Early December 2015
Royal Ballet
Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan)
Monotones I and II, Two Pigeons (both Ashton)

Nutcracker (Wright after Ivanov)
If you've never seen Two Pigeons, well, you just should:




Florida: West Palm Beach and Sarasota

29 January – 2 February 2016

Miami City Ballet

La Source (Balanchine), Barber Violin Concerto (Martins), In the Upper Room (Tharp)
Sarasota Ballet

Emeralds (Balanchine), new Graziano, TBA




Fodor's travel guides have compiled this list. You can check several of them off your travel bucket list with a Tours en l'air ballet holiday.
http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-20-most-amazing-opera-houses#!1-intro
(But they should have included Dresden).



Starring Canadian Matthew Golding and international superstar Natalia Osipova on Tuesday 21 April at 630 pm.  This performance was recorded live at the Royal Opera House on March 17, 2015.
For other broadcast locations in Canada and the US, see this post:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/03/golding-osipova-swan-lake-broadcasts.html
A DVD will also be available in due course.

When dancing is illegal...

Set in Iran, where dance is illegal, Desert Dancer tells the story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) who risked his life to fight for his dream to become a dancer. Now playing in theatres across North America (in Toronto exclusively at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas.
http://youtu.be/MZC3er0RuVw


American Ballet Theatre 75th Anniversary Celebrations


ABT will be streamed live on April 19 and 20 in a three-part retrospective that looks back over the company’s 75-year history. Each broadcast includes live performance and discussion.
Part 1: 1940-1965 - Sun, Apr 19, 3 pm EDT
Part 2: 1965-1990 - Sun, Apr 19, 7:30 pm EDT
Part 3: 1990-2015 - Mon, Apr, 20, 7:30 pm EDT




American Masters: American Ballet Theatre will have its national broadcast premiere on Friday, May 15 at 9:00 P.M. on PBS (check local listings).

Videos!




In this moving piece, retiring Paris Opera Ballet dancer Véronique Doisneau looks back on the joys and sorrows of her career. It's definitely worth watching the whole thing: if you click on the first video it will lead automatically to the subsequent ones, but if you're short on time, make sure you watch the third one, which will give you new insights into what it means to be "human decoration" in the corps.
https://youtu.be/OIuWY5PInFs




Some nice clips from Houston Ballet's recent performances:
https://youtu.be/6wAlOSfQUHk





From English National Ballet:

trailer for their “Emerging Dancer” Competition




Oo!!! I was very excited to meet Alban Lendorf of the Royal Danish Ballet at the Erik Bruhn Competition. Here's why it's exciting to meet Alban Lendorf: https://youtu.be/lKViCPWrE6w





Katherine Barber

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays


201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Aurélie Dupont's Farewell in Manon broadcasts

 

Princess Cinemas in Waterloo will be showing this on June 20th at noon. http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/05/aurelie-dupont-farewell-to-be-screened.html

The following cinemas in Quebec will be showing Manon starring Roberto Bolle and Aurélie Dupont in her final performance:
It says "To be broadcast on May 30 on Culturebox and France 3 " on the Opera de Paris website. I believe I've watched their other broadcasts on Culturebox.


MONTREAL (CANADA) CINéMA BEAUBIEN
dimanche 14 juin 2015 – 13h
jeudi 18 juin 2015 – 19h


MONTRéAL (CANADA) CINéMA DU PARC
Sunday June 14th 2015 at 12:00
Thursday June 18th 2015 at 6:00




CINÉMA AYLMER
400, boulevard Wilfred-Lavigne, Gatineau, J9H 6A6
T : 613 248-2526
cinemaaylmer.com

Sunday 14th June 3 pm
Wednesday 17 June 7 pm

LA MAISON DU CINÉMA
63, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke, J1H 1P1
T : 819 566-8782
lamaisonducinema.com

Sunday 14 June 1 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

CINÉMA LE CLAP
2360, chemin Sainte-Foy, Québec, G1V 4H2
T : 418 650-2527
clap.ca

14 juin 2015 • 15h

18 juin 2015 • 13h


CINÉMA BIERMANS
1553, boulevard Hubert-Biermans, Shawinigan, G9N 8N6
T : 819 539-6700
placebiermans.com

Sunday 14 June 1 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

CINÉMA CAPITOL
143, avenue Perreault, Val-d’Or, J9P 2G9
T : 819 874-3456
cinema.cablevision.qc.ca

Sunday 14 June 130 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

CINÉMA PRINCESS
141, rue Principale, Cowansville, J2K1J3
T : 450-263-5900
cinemaprincess.ca

Sunday 14 June 3 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

CINÉMA COMPLEXE ALMA
900, boulevard des Cascades Ouest, Alma, G8B 3G4
T : 418 662-3456
cinemacomplexealma.com

Sunday 14 June 1 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

CINÉMA 7 VALLEYFIELD
50, rue Dufferin, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, J6S 4W4
T : 450 371-1003
cinema7valleyfield.ca

Sunday 14 June 115 pm
Thursday 18 June 715 pm


MÉGA-PLEX MARCHÉ CENTRAL
901, boulevard Crémazie, Montréal, H4N 3M5
T : 514 385-5566, poste 12

Sunday 14 June 3 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

MÉGA-PLEX TERREBONNE
1071, chemin du Coteau, Terrebonne, J6W 5Y8
T : 450 471-6644

Sunday 14 June 3 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

MÉGA-PLEX DEUX-MONTAGNES
2701, boulevard des Promenades, Deux-Montagnes, J7R 0A6
T : 450 472-5566

Sunday 14 June 3 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

MÉGA-PLEX TASCHEREAU
3514, boulevard Taschereau, Longueuil, J4V 2H7
T : 450 923-5566

Sunday 14 June 3 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm

MÉGA-PLEX PONT-VIAU
1055, boulevard des Laurentides, Laval, H7G 2W2
T : 450 967-4455
cinemaguzzo.com 


Sunday 14 June 3 pm
Thursday 18 June 7pm 


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Royal Ballet 2015-16 cinema broadcasts

Dates will almost certainly differ in North America. Stay tuned to Tours en l'air for updates.

Romeo and Juliet, 22 September at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Sergey Prokofiev


Viscera / Afternoon of a Faun / Tchaikovsky pas de deux / Carmen, 12 November at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Liam Scarlett / Jerome Robbins / George Balanchine / NEW Carlos Acosta
Music: Lowell Liebermann / Claude Debussy / Piotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky / Georges Bizet


The Nutcracker, 16 December at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Peter Wright, after Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky


Rhapsody / The Two Pigeons, 26 January at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Frederick Ashton
Music: Sergey Rachmaninoff / André Messager, arranged by John Lanchbery



Giselle, 6 April at 7.15pm (TBC)
The Royal Ballet
By Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Music: Adolphe Adam, revised by Joseph Horovitz



Frankenstein NEW, 18 May at 7.15pm
The Royal Ballet
By Liam Scarlett
Music: Lowell Liebermann


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

A poignant look at the life of a dancer

A dancer friend of mine alerted me to the existence of this moving piece created by Jérome Bel for retiring Paris Opera Ballet dancer Véronique Doisneau, who looks back on what gave her joy and what gave her pain in her career. It's definitely worth watching the whole thing: if you click on the first video it will lead automatically to the subsequent ones, but if you're short on time, make sure you watch the third one, which will give you new insights into what it means to be "human decoration" in the corps.


https://youtu.be/OIuWY5PInFs


https://youtu.be/FjPcRRH_4CM


https://youtu.be/L10LlVPE-kg


https://youtu.be/TfsOj4a2ggA


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Saturday, April 11, 2015

World's 20 most amazing opera houses

Fodor's travel guides have compiled this list of great opera houses. You can check several of them off your travel bucket list with a Tours en l'air ballet holiday. 
http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-20-most-amazing-opera-houses#!1-intro
But they should have included the spectacular opera house in Dresden (pictures don't do it justice):
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Friday, April 10, 2015

ABT Live streaming

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE LIVE STREAMING

ABT will be streamed live as part of the Guggenheim Live series on April 19 and 20 in a three-part retrospective that looks back over the company’s 75-year history.
Part 1: 1940-1965 - Sun, Apr 19, 3 pm EDT (8pm London; 3am Monday Taipei)
Part 2: 1965-1990 - Sun, Apr 19, 7:30 pm EDT (12.30am London, 7.30am Monday Taipei)
Part 3: 1990-2015 - Mon, Apr, 20, 7:30 pm EDT (12.30am London, 7.30am Tuesday)

Each broadcast includes live performance and discussion.

Part 1 program to include excerpts from Les Sylphides (Finale), Jardin aux Lilas, Rodeo (Tap Solo and Finale), Fancy Free (pas de deux), Theme and Variations, Fall River Legend (Rocking Chair Scene).
Panellists: Kevin McKenzie, Alex Ewing, Lupe Serrano


Part 2 program to include excerpts from:
Giselle (pas de deux), Swan Lake (Spanish), La Bayadere (tbc), Don Quixote (pas de deux), Romeo and Juliet (tbc)
Panellists: Robert La Fosse, Ric Burns, Eleanor D’Antuano, Martine van Hamel


Part 3 program to include excerpts from:
The Sleeping Beauty, Othello, Leaves are Fading
Panellists: David Hallberg, Julie Kent, Kevin McKenzie, Ethan Steifel

Other works to be decided.

http://www.guggenheim.org/video/channel#upcoming-live-broadcasts

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