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, May 28, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet livestreams Carla Körbes Farewell

LIVE STREAM
PNB will live stream Carla Körbes’ final performance with PNB in its entirety. The Season Encore Performance is one-night-only reprise of season and audience favorites and will feature Ms. Körbes performing in Diamonds, The Calling, and Serenade.
LIVE from McCaw Hall, Seattle!
June 7 @ 6:30 pm Pacific Time (3:30 pm Eastern Time)

Remind Me
THE PROGRAM
Excerpts from Emeralds, Rubies & Diamonds (George Balanchine)
Excerpts from Rassemblement (Nacho Duato)
Dirty Goods (Andrew Bartee)
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe)
The Calling (Jessica Lang) Serenade (George Balanchine)


Carla Keepsakes :

Carla Körbes Ballerina Book

Purchase “Ballerina”, a stunning photo book with over 25 never-before-seen photos of Ms. Körbes by acclaimed photographer (and Carla’s husband) Patrick Fraser.

Carla Körbes Photos

Browse and purchase international dance photographer Angela Sterling’s original photos of Ms. Körbes throughout her remarkable career with PNB.
 
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Monday, May 25, 2015

National Ballet of Canada gala repertoire

June 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
Summer pas de deux from James Kudelka's The Four Seasons featuring First Soloists Tanya Howard and Patrick Lavoie
Act II pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan's Manon performed by Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson and Corps de Ballet member Harrison James.
Corps de Ballet members Hannah Fischer and Ethan Watts inThe Wild Space Between Two Hearts created by Choreographic Associate Robert Binet.
Sir Frederick Ashton’s Méditation from Thaïs, performed by Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk 
Dying Swan after Michel Fokine, performed by Principal Dancer Svetlana Lunkina.
Carousel (A Dance) by Christopher Wheeldon. with Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone and Corps de Ballet member Harrison James in the lead roles.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

May Tours en l'air Newsletter

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays


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20 May 2015

Dear Balletomane,



Lecture Series: Jewish Contributions to Ballet


Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm


Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave


June 1, 8 & 15

In the high-art world of ballet, Jewish dancers, choreographers, composers and designers have all left a significant mark. Discover how ballet as we know it would not have been the same without them.

Series: $40+HST, Drop in: $16+HST To register please call: 416-924-6211 x0 For more info:




Aurelie Dupont farewell screenings in Waterloo and Quebec


One of the greatest dancers of our generation retired this week with a performance of Manon, partnered by Roberto Bolle. Not to be missed if you are anywhere near any of these cinemas on various dates in June:





National Ballet Sleeping Beauty casting


Click here for casting for June performances in Toronto:





Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur July 29-August 8


Two of the most charming men in dance, Daniel Ulbricht (whom the Tours en l'air New York group met and fell in love with) and Eric Gauthier are among highlights of the St-Sauveur festival. For more info click here:






Upcoming trips in 2016
Some new trips added to the potential list. For the full list of upcoming trips, please click here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/p/upcoming-ballet-trips.html

As always, PLEASE let me know if you are even potentially interested in/available for any of these trips. This is not a commitment. I do not mind if you say you're interested and then can't make the trip. At this point, it is a question of eliminating those trips that no-one expresses an interest in.



February 2 - 4

San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet

7 for Eight (Tomasson),  Magrittomania (Possokhov), Pas/Parts (Forsythe)

Continuum (Wheeldon), Liam Scarlett World Premiere, Rubies (Balanchine)



February 27 - March 4

Washington DC

Mariinsky Ballet:

Raymonda

Washington Ballet:  

PRISM (Lopez Ochoa), State of Wonder (Webre), In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe)

New York City Ballet:  

Ash (Martins), After the Rain pas de deux (Wheeldon), New Peck, The Infernal Machine (Martins), Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (Balanchine) 

La Sylphide (Bournonville), Bournonville Divertissements



April 29 - May 10

Prague and Vienna

(day trip to Bratislava)

Czech National Ballet

La Bayadère

Valmont

Vienna State Ballet

Mayerling (MacMillan)

Marie Antoinette (de Bana)

Hamburg Ballet

Shakespeare Dances (Neumeier)

Slovak National Theatre Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty



May 21 - 23 (Victoria Day Weekend)

Boston

Boston Ballet

Swan Lake

New Armitage, New Yanowsky, Belong pas de deux (Vesak), Resonance (Martinez



Videos and pics



Cool Giselle photos:




Ballet meets breakdancing in Dresden:




Paris Opera Ballet's Ludmila Pagliero and Mathieu Ganio in Robbins' Dances at a Gathering


https://youtu.be/H-Q8P2WW5i4




Katherine Barber

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

National Ballet Sleeping Beauty casting

All performances at Four Seasons Centre, Toronto.
To buy tickets:
http://national.ballet.ca/Productions/2014-2015-Season/The-Sleeping-Beauty
Updated June 9.

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Aurora Florimund Lilac Fairy Carabosse Princess Florine Bluebird Diamond Lady Diamond Man
June 10 @ 730
Greta Hodgkinson
Harrison James*
Stephanie Hutchison
Rebekah Rimsay
Jordana Daumec
Keiichi Hirano
Alexandra MacDonald*
Jack Bertinshaw*
June 11 @ 2
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe*
Rebekah Rimsay
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Emma Hawes*
Kota Sato*
Stephanie Hutchison
Nan Wang
June 11 @ 730
Sonia Rodriguez
Piotr Stanczyk
Stephanie Hutchison
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jordana Daumec
Skylar Campbell
Alexandra MacDonald*
Jack Bertinshaw*
June 12 @ 730
Svetlana Lunkina
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Stephanie Hutchison
Rebekah Rimsay
Jordana Daumec
Keiichi Hirano
Chelsy Meiss
Nan Wang
June 13 @ 2
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe*
Rebekah Rimsay
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Emma Hawes*
Kota Sato*
Stephanie Hutchison
Nan Wang
June 13 @ 730
Sonia Rodriguez
Piotr Stanczyk
Stephanie Hutchison
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Jordana Daumec
Keiichi Hirano
Alexandra MacDonald*
Jack Bertinshaw*
June 14 @ 2
Xiao Nan Yu
Harrison James
Stephanie Hutchison
Rebekah Rimsay
Jordana Daumec
Skylar Campbell
Chelsy Meiss
Nan Wangi
June 19 @ 730
Sonia Rodriguez
Piotr Stanczyk
Stephanie Hutchison
Alejandra Perez-Gomez
Emma Hawes
Kota Sato*
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
June 20 @ 2
Svetlana Lunkina
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Stephanie Hutchison
Rebekah Rimsay
Emma Hawes
Kota Sato*
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
June 20 @ 730
Greta Hodgkinson
Harrison James*
Stephanie Hutchison
Rebekah Rimsay
Jordana Daumec
Keiichi Hirano
Alexandra MacDonald*
Jack Bertinshaw*

National Ballet of Canada June Mixed Program casting

Principal Casting
Being and Nothingness
Jack Bertinshaw, Greta Hodgkinson, Kathryn Hosier, Svetlana Lunkina, Chelsy Meiss, Félix Paquet, Brent Parolin, Ben Rudisin, Dylan Tedaldi (May 30, June 3, 5, 6)
Skylar Campbell, Hannah Fischer, Emma Hawes, Tanya Howard, Harrison James, Patrick Lavoie, Brent Parolin, Meghan Pugh, Dylan Tedaldi (May 31, June 4)
Symphony #9
Elena Lobsanova and Félix Paquet, Jordana Daumec and Keiichi Hirano, Skylar Campbell (May 30 at 2:00 pm, May 31, June 5)
Xiao Nan Yu and McGee Maddox, Chelsy Meiss and Piotr Stanczyk, Naoya Ebe (May 30 at 7:30 pm, June 3, 4, 6)  
Piano Concerto #1
Svetlana Lunkina and Harrison James, Jillian Vanstone and Dylan Tedaldi (May 30, 31, June 3, 5)
Elena Lobsanova and Naoya Ebe, Jenna Savella and Francesco Gabriele Frola (June 4, 6)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

English National Ballet livestream 20 June

Choreographics 2014
Erina Takahashi and James Forbat performing in Choreographics 2014. Photo: © Photography by ASH

English National Ballet’s platform for emerging dance makers, Choreographics, at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio on 19th and 20th June, will this year be live streamed for the first time, in partnership with ArtStreamingTV, on Saturday 20th June at 2.15pm.
Together with being able to watch the full programme of performances, audiences will also get an insight into Choreographics, with live interviews from some of the artists and collaborators involved.
Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: “Choreographics is a wonderful platform for up and coming dance makers, offering them an incredible opportunity to develop as creators, and work with leading figures in the dance world. I am thrilled that this year we are able to live stream the programme, allowing audiences around the world the opportunity to see what these talented choreographers produce.
This year sees six works, inspired by the theme of post war America, from English National Ballet company members Fabian Reimair, who created We Are Free for last year’s programme; James Streeter, whose work In Living Memory was performed at Latitude Festival in 2014; Stina Quagebeur, whose Vera was selected by The Breaking Glass Project and performed in New York and who recently worked on English National Ballet’s second Dance Journeys project at Sadler’s Wells; and Max Westwell, making his debut as a choreographer in a professional setting.
For the first time, this year’s Choreographics is open to artists outside of English National Ballet, and sees work presented by Morgann Runacre-Temple, choreographer in residence at Ballet Ireland since 2009, who has created four full length ballets for the company; and Renato Paroni de Castro, who has previously choreographed works for Sarasota Ballet and London Studio Centre’s classical ballet performance group, Images of Dance.
Each choreographer will receive mentoring from award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant and dancer, choreographer and teacher Kerry Nicholls, and musical guidance from English National Ballet’s Music Director Gavin Sutherland. Each piece created will be performed by English National Ballet company members (see below for casting).
The winning piece from English National Ballet School’s Choreographic Competition, which will also be live streamed on ArtStreamingTV on Tuesday 19 May at 7pm, will open Choreographics.
Choreographics offers emerging artists the opportunity to discover a choreographic language and progress their skills as creators. It is vital to English National Ballet’s commitment to the development of talent both within and outside of the Company.
CASTING:
Choreographer: Fabian Reimair
Casting: Anjuli Hudson, Ken Saruhashi, Barry Drummond, Shevelle Dynott

Choreographer: James Streeter
Casting: Adela Ramirez and Juan Rodriguez

Choreographer: Stina Quagebeur
Casting: Crystal Costa and James Forbat

Choreographer: Max Westwell
Casting: Laurretta Summerscales, Isabelle Brouwers, Katja Khaniukova, Jinhao Zhang, Daniele Silingardi, Junor Souza

Choreographer: Renato Paroni de Castro
Casting: Désirée Ballantyne, Adriana Lizardi, Vitor Menezes, Guilherme Menezes

Choreographer: Morgann Runacre-Temple
Casting: Ksenia Ovsyanick and Daniel Kraus

To see the livestream, go to this link:
http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/choreographics-2015/

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Aurelie Dupont farewell to be screened in Waterloo, ON



Aurélie Dupont's last performance with Paris Opera Ballet, in Kenneth MacMillan's Manon with Roberto Bolle, will have its only Canadian screening outside Quebec at the Princess Cinemas in Waterloo at noon on Saturday June 20th.
http://www.princesscinemas.com/movie/lhistoire-de-manon

http://dai.ly/xpf9ea

L'HISTOIRE DE MANON by operadeparis 


 For screening dates and locations in Quebec, please see this post:
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dances at a Gathering -Ganio and Pagliero

The Paris Opera Ballet's Mathieu Ganio and Ludmila Pagliero perform this beautiful pas de deux to music by Chopin from Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering.
 
https://youtu.be/H-Q8P2WW5i4



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Monday, May 4, 2015

Daniel Ulbricht, Eric Gauthier among highlights of St-Sauveur festival

The Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur in the charming resort town of Saint-Sauveur about an hour north of Montreal in the lovely Laurentians has announced an exciting 24th season. It kicks off with The Best of Rufus Wainwright on Wednesday, July 29, and has its official opening on Thursday, July 30. All performances noted below take place at Le Grand Chapiteau – the festival’s Big Top venue.

Wednesday, July 29 • The Best of Rufus Wainwright
Hailed by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright is among the most talented musicians of his generation. He performs a pre-opening concert in the Big Top.


Thursday, Friday, July 30 & 31 • Official Opening:
Gauthier Dance/Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
The toast of Europe, Gauthier Dance returns to Saint-Sauveur with a program that juxtaposes dance by European master choreographers alongside exciting new work. Founded in 2007 by Quebec native Eric Gauthier, and based in Germany, the company has won worldwide acclaim.
“Utterly original, spectacular and full of feeling,” says the Stuttgarter Nachrichten.


https://youtu.be/crCyLeENCFw


Saturday, August 1 • Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal & Tentacle Tribe
Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, renowned for its sizzling performances, shares the stage with Tentacle Tribe, a company that pulsates with contemporary Hip-hop influences.


Sunday, August 2 • Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the brightest stars of the classical music firmament, with his internationally celebrated orchestra.


Wednesday, August 5 • Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
The acclaimed troupe performs two hits: Looking for Elvis, choreographed by Laurence Lemieux to recordings of Presley songs and interviews; and The Man in Black, created by master choreographer James Kudelka, featuring the songs of Johnny Cash.


Thursday, August 6 • Stars of American Ballet
Daniel Ulbricht, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet with other star dancers from the New York City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet perform a thrilling program of dance by Balanchine and other American masters.

https://youtu.be/0FIjXfht9ZE
 

Friday, Saturday, August 7 & 8 • Les Étoiles Internationales de Ballet
For the fourth edition of the FASS gala, a dazzling line up of international artists in two evenings of spectacular solos and pas de deux. Featured performers include stars from the New York City Ballet and National Ballet of Canada; Bryan Arias from the Kidd Pivot Company; acclaimed independent artists Ana-Maria Lucaciu and Andrea Schermoly, and other surprise guests.

A program of free shows will be presented on the Desjardins Stage, featuring everything from flamenco and klezmer to dance-improv! Sunday, August 2, is Tohu-Bohu Family Day, featuring a program of activities for young festival-goers: dance, music, circus, free workshops and more.


Tickets can be bought online at www.fass.ca – or by phone at 1-866-908-9090
For more information: www.fass.ca


For more about Saint-Sauveur, see this post:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2011/08/festival-des-arts-de-saint-sauveur.html

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