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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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Winter's Tale casting National Ballet of Canada

All performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale will be at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto in November. To buy tickets: http://national.ballet.ca/Productions/2015-2016-Season/Winters-Tale

The National Ballet of Canada is also touring The Winter's Tale to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, January 19 - 24, 2016: 
http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/BQBSD


https://youtu.be/aRwLWSkhAKs



Leontes Hermione Perdita Florizel Polixenes Paulina
Sat. Nov. 14 @ 730 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Sun. Nov. 15 @ 2 pm
Evan McKie
Jurgita Dronina
Elena Lobsanova
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Brendan Saye
Svetlana Lunkina
Wed. Nov. 18 @ 730 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Thurs. Nov. 19 @ 2 pm
McGee Maddox
Heather Ogden
Rui Huang
Skylar Campbell
Félix Paquet
Tanya Howard
Thurs. Nov. 19 @ 730 pm
Evan McKie
Jurgita Dronina
Elena Lobsanova
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Brendan Saye
Svetlana Lunkina
Fri. Nov. 20 @ 730 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Sat. Nov. 21 @ 2 pm
Evan McKie
Jurgita Dronina
Elena Lobsanova
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Brendan Saye
Svetlana Lunkina
Sat. Nov. 21 @ 730 pm
McGee Maddox
Heather Ogden
Rui Huang
Skylar Campbell
Félix Paquet
Tanya Howard
Sun. Nov. 22 @ 2 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu


For Romeo and Juliet casting, please click here:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/10/national-ballet-of-canada-romeo-and.html

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Friday, October 30, 2015

November 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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Dear Balletomane,




In this newsletter:

Updates on trips
National Ballet of Canada Romeo and Juliet casting
Some ballet trivia
Upcoming Ballet in Cinema dates 
The Winter's Tale, take two
Videos



Updates on trips

Sold out (I have a waiting list in case of cancellation)

Paris/Amsterdam April 2016

Berlin/Dresden April 2016

Prague/Vienna May 2016

Abandoned

Florida January 2016

San Francisco February 2016

Boston Victoria Day 2016

Paris June 2016

Saratoga Springs July 2016

Booking yet to open

I am taking names for the priority booking lists. Since Tours en l'air trips are now selling out very rapidly, sometimes within 24 hours of being announced to the priority booking list, it is very important that you get your name on the priority list if you have even the slightest interest on going on a trip. It is not a commitment.

Washington DC February - March 2016 (see below for important info)

New York May 2016 (dates and rep TBA)

Stuttgart

July 15 - 25, 11 days Reid Anderson 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Dancers of the Korean National Ballet, Czech National Ballet, Ballett Zürich, Ballet du Rhin, Augsburg Ballett, Ballett im Revier and Gauthier Dance
Mixed Program
Stuttgart Ballet
Mixed Program (excerpts from Stuttgart Ballet world premieres of the last 20 years)the second detail (Forsythe), new Goecke, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (Scholz)Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko)Onegin (Cranko)
John Cranko School Gala
Stuttgart Ballet Gala


Vail August 5 - 8, 4 days

Vail International Dance Festival

Washington DC February - March 2016

I currently have 16 people expressing an interest in this trip, but I need a few more before the beginning of December. If you haven't already done so, please let me know if you are interested (as always this is not a commitment). Also please let me know if you would be interested in this trip but in a shorter version, that is, just the Mariinsky and Washington Ballet at the beginning of the week.



Saturday February 27 – Friday March 4 (6 nights, 7 days, 4 performances)

Washington DC
typical weather is high 11 Celsius/ 51 Fahrenheit, low 2 Celsius/35 Fahrenheit

Mariinsky Ballet
Raymonda

Petipa's last major ballet, to glorious music by Glazunov



Washington Ballet

PRISM (Lopez Ochoa)

especially for jazz lovers: https://youtu.be/uVN6oeZyvKQ

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



National Ballet of Canada Romeo and Juliet casting




Some ballet trivia


Orlando Ballet's Joseph Gatti decided to test out his fitbit on the role of Albrecht in Giselle. The result:

10,001 steps, 4.52 miles, 2181 calories burned.



Upcoming Ballet in Cinema dates


Misty Copeland documentary A Ballerina's Tale

In Toronto at the Bloor Cinema, Bloor St east of Bathurst,

Wed. Nov. 4 @ 630 pm and 915 pm, Thursday November 5 @ 645 pm.
UPDATE (November 1):
The Wednesday 6 pm and Thursday evening showings of A Ballerina's Tale are SOLD OUT. If you already booked your ticket online, you're ok. If not, you can try standing in line for a returned ticket. I was informed that "if you get there early enough" your chances are good to get a ticket, but when I inquired what "early enough" was, they said "an hour before". There are still some seats available for the Wed. 915 showing.

US Dates and locations here: http://www.aballerinastale.com/see-the-film/

Also available to download on iTunes and amazon.

In 2013, Misty Copeland danced the lead role on opening night of American Ballet Theatre’s Firebird, to great acclaim. But once off stage she discovered she had six fractures in her left shin. A Ballerina’s Tale is an intimate look at Misty during a crucial period in her life, from the triumph of Firebird and the painful recovery to her return to ballet and emergence as a pop sensation, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in ABT's history.


Royal Ballet

Viscera (Liam Scarlett) / Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins) / Tchaikovsky Pas de deux (Balanchine) / Carmen (Acosta)

starring Carlos Acosta

Sunday November 15, 1255 pm

Selected Cineplex and Landmark Theatres in Canada


Bolshoi Ballet

Jewels (Balanchine)

Sunday November 29, 1255 pm

Selected Cineplex Theatres in Canada

Sunday November 15, 1255 pm in the US



Bolshoi Ballet

The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)

Starring Svetlana Zakharova

Sunday December 6, 1255 pm

Selected Cineplex Theatres in Canada




The Winter's Tale, take two

For those who will be seeing the National Ballet of Canada in The Winter's Tale in Toronto or Washington, you might like to compare it to Shakespeare's original, starring Judi Dench, in cinemas Thursday November 26 at 700 pm in Canada and November 30 at 730 pm in the US.

Selected Cineplex theatres in Canada.




Videos


VERY cool 2-minute video showing everything that goes into getting Giselle on stage at Dutch National Ballet



Making of” Portraits d'étoiles video from Paris Opera Ballet:



Vienna State Ballet



A nice promo video for San Francisco Ballet



Creating the White Swan pas de deux for Scottish Ballet's new Swan Lake choreographed by David Dawson




Katherine Barber



Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

National Ballet of Canada Romeo and Juliet Casting



All performances at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. All casting subject to change. 
* = debut



Juliet Romeo Mercutio Tybalt Nurse Friar Laurence Paris Benvolio
Wed. Nov. 25 @ 730 pm
Elena Lobsanova
Guillaume Côté
Piotr Stanczyk
Evan McKie*
Lorna Geddes
Peter Ottmann
Giorgio Galli
Robert Stephen
Thurs. Nov. 26 @730 pm
Heather Ogden
McGee Maddox
Jack Bertinshaw*
Brendan Saye*
Lorna Geddes
Peter Ottmann
Giorgio Galli
Dylan Tedaldi
Friday Nov. 27 @ 730 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Naoya Ebe
Skylar Campbell
Jonathan Renna
Rebekah Rimsay
Tomas Schramek
Félix Paquet*
Robert Stephen
Saturday Nov. 28 @ 2 pm
Chelsy Meiss
Harrison James*
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Brent Parolin*
Rebekah Rimsay
Tomas Schramek
Brendan Saye*
Dylan Tedaldi
Saturday Nov. 28 @ 730 pm
Elena Lobsanova
Guillaume Côté
Piotr Stanczyk
Evan McKie*
Lorna Geddes
Peter Ottmann
Giorgio Galli
Robert Stephen
Sunday Nov. 29 @ 2 pm
Heather Ogden
McGee Maddox
Jack Bertinshaw*
Brendan Saye*
Lorna Geddes
Peter Ottmann
Giorgio Galli
Dylan Tedaldi
Friday Dec. 4 @ 730 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Naoya Ebe
Skylar Campbell
Jonathan Renna
Rebekah Rimsay
Tomas Schramek
Félix Paquet*
Robert Stephen
Saturday Dec. 5 @ 2 pm
Chelsy Meiss
Harrison James*
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Brent Parolin*
Rebekah Rimsay
Tomas Schramek
Brendan Saye*
Dylan Tedaldi
Saturday Dec. 5 @ 730 pm
Elena Lobsanova
Guillaume Côté
Piotr Stanczyk
Evan McKie*
Lorna Geddes
Peter Ottmann
Giorgio Galli
Robert Stephen

For Winter's Tale  casting, please click here:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/10/winters-tale-casting-national-ballet-of.html

If you love ballet, please check out my season of outstanding ballet trips by clicking here.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

See La Scala's Gala des Etoiles live from the wings

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Roberto Bolle in Prototype


Top international ballet stars will be appearing in La Scala's Gala des Etoiles, which you can watch from the unique perspective of the dancers and technicians involved as it is filmed from the wings.

It will be live streamed on La Scala's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/teatroallascala
 
and the La Scala site 
http://www.teatroallascala.org
 
on 30 October at 9pm European time (3 pm Eastern Time)

Gala des Étoiles

Lucia Lacarra – Marlon Dino Light Rain – Pas de deux
Choreography by Gerald Arpino
Music by Douglas Adams and Russ Gauthier


Melissa Hamilton – Manon – Pas de deux – Act I
Choreography by
Music by Jules Massenet


Maria Eichwald – La rose malade
Choreography by Roland Petit
Music by Gustav Mahler


Alina Somova – Leonid Sarafanov Grand Pas Classique
Choreography by Victor Gsovsky
Music by Daniel-François Auber


Carmen – Pas de deux
Choreography by Roland Petit
Music by Georges Bizet


La morte del cigno
Choreography by Mikhail Fokin
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns


Nicoletta Manni – Don Quixote
Grand Pas de deux, Act III
Choreography by
Music by Ludwig Minkus


Lucia Lacarra – Marlon Dino Three Preludes
Choreography by Ben Stevenson
Music by Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Roberto Cominati


Maria Eichwald – Romeo and Giulietta – Balcony Pas de deux
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Sergei Prokofiev


Maria Vinogradova – Ivan Vasiliev Spartacus – Pas de deux
Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich
Music by Aram Khachaturian


Roberto Bolle Prototype
Concept and choreography Massimiliano Volpini
Original music by Piero Salvatori produced by Fausto Dasè
Visual effects and video editing Avantgarde Numerique e Xchanges Vfx Design


Svetlana Zakharova – Leonid Sarafanov Le Corsaire – Pas de deux
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by Riccardo Drigo



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