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 29, 2016

Paris Opera Ballet Swan Lake in Cinemas

Rudolf Nureyev's version of Swan Lake performed by the Paris Opera Ballet will be filmed live on December 8.
The cast is not to be missed!


  • Odette/Odile : Amandine Albisson
    Siegfried : Mathieu Ganio
    Rothbart : Francois Alu
    Pas de trois : Leonore Baulac + Hannah O'Neill + Germain Louvet
For worldwide (France, Quebec, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Morocco) listings of live and delayed transmissions, visit this website: 
https://www.fraprod.fr/cinema-le-lac-des-cygnes-221.html


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Onegin Casting National Ballet of Canada

All performances at the Four Seasons Centre, Toronto. To buy tickets:
http://national.ballet.ca/Productions/2016-17-Season/Onegin
https://youtu.be/BqzvBsIUkic

For Ottawa January 2017 Onegin casting please click here.
CASTING SUBJECT TO CHANGE.





Tatiana Onegin Olga Lensky
Wednesday November 23 @ 730 pm Xiao Nan Yu McGee Maddox Jurgita Dronina Harrison James
Thursday November 24 @ 730 pm Greta Hodgkinson Guillaume Coté Jillian Vanstone Naoya Ebe
Friday November 25 @ 730 pm Sonia Rodriguez Piotr Stanczyk Miyoko Koyasu Francesco Gabriele Frola
Saturday November 26 @ 2 pm Xiao Nan Yu McGee Maddox Jurgita Dronina Harrison James
Saturday November 26 @ 730 pm Greta Hodgkinson Guillaume Coté Jillian Vanstone Naoya Ebe
Sunday November 27 @ 2 pm Svetlana Lunkina Evan McKie Elena Lobsanova Francesco Gabriele Frola
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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

John Neumeier's Yondering

Fab video about John Neumeier's wonderful ballet Yondering, for which there was a 20th anniversary celebration this summer. Neumeier talks about it, and we see in rehearsal and performance students from Hamburg Ballett school, Canada's National Ballet School, schools of Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Nationale Balletacademie- The Dutch National Ballet Academy, as well as Jason Reilly, Alexandre Riabko, Peter Dingle and Yohan Stegli, who danced in the premiere. https://youtu.be/g8IHw06JaHk
 
 


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Monday, October 24, 2016

Ballet & Art in Florida Booking open

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please click here.
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



Ballet and Art in Sarasota and

Fort Lauderdale

8 – 12 March 2017

5 days, 4 nights

2 ballet performances

+ 2 optional



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE:

9 NOVEMBER 2016



TO BOOK:

Call Lucy Nati at CWT Victor Travel, (416) 736-6010 x. 234,

toll-free 1-866-699-0199



GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20!



Wednesday 8 March

Arrive Sarasota; check in to the 3-star Hotel Indigo in downtown Sarasota, 5 minutes walk from the theatre. Suggested activity: Sarasota Opera: Italian Girl in Algiers.


Thursday 9 March

Morning: Private guided tour of John and Mabel Ringling's mansion Ca' d'Zan, inspired by Venetian palazzos. 
 



Afternoon: Private guided tour of the highlights of the Ringling Art Museum. Special exhibition: A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, focusing on the period 1300-1500, when societal changes prompted a new interest in human experience, the enjoyment of nature and the pursuit of pleasure. Sacred and secular paintings, tapestries, metalwork, and manuscripts reveal the role of the senses in courtly ritual and religious practice. Evening: Three-course welcome dinner. 
 

Friday 10 March

Morning: Guided tour of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and visit the exhibition Marc Chagall’s Cote d’Azur: The Artist’s Botanical Imagery and Inspiration Found on the French Riviera at the Gardens’ historic Christy Payne Mansion. The centrepiece of the exhibit will be Chagall's 1937 painting “The Lovers” on loan from the collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
 

Horticultural displays will offer a view of the French Riviera environment that inspired the artist. The Tropical Conservatory will feature the flora of St. Paul de Vence, the picturesque village where Chagall spent the latter part of his life. Plant life there features bromeliads, bougainvillea, orchids, and citrus trees. Outdoors in the lush Bayfront gardens, visitors will find eloquent quotes that illustrate Chagall’s deep reverence for nature.

Afternoon at leisure. Suggested activities: Enjoy Sarasota's spectacular sparkling white sand beaches! Shop in the boutiques. Evening: Dinner before Sarasota Ballet all-Ashton performance: Scenes de Ballet, Two Pigeons. Meet Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Iain Webb.


Saturday 11 March

Day at leisure. Suggested activities: Take a boat cruise on Sarasota Bay and see dolphins and manatees. Optional extra performances (afternoon and/or evening) Sarasota Ballet all Ashton performance: Scenes de Ballet, Two Pigeons.
 

Sunday 12 March

Morning: Check out of hotel. Transfer by luxury coach to Fort Lauderdale. Brunch. Afternoon: Miami City Ballet' performance: Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Balanchine), The Fairy's Kiss (Ratmansky), Polyphonia (Wheeldon). 4 pm (approx): Transfer to Fort Lauderdale Airport.




Total Package



double occupancy

CA$2299 per person



guaranteed single occupancy

CA$3299

Please note our prices are in Canadian dollars. At the exchange rate on October 24, this works out to approximately the following, including credit card charges:

US $
Per person double occupancy $1760
guaranteed single occupancy  $2525

UK pounds sterling

Per person double occupancy GBP1442
guaranteed single occupancy  GBP2069

Exact price will depend on exchange rate at time of processing payment
 



All prices valid till 9 November 2016

You may use RBC reward points or RBC certificates towards the purchase of any or all components of these travel arrangements



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.



TO BOOK:

Call Lucy Nati at

CWT Victor Travel

(416) 736-6010 x. 234,

toll-free 1-866-699-0199



Basic package price includes:

4 nights twin share accommodation in the Indigo Hotel

Free wifi in your room

Excellent orchestra seats for 2 ballets

Private guided tour of Ca' d'Zan

Private guided tour of the

Ringling Art Museum

Private guided tour of

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and admission to Chagall exhibition

Ballet Notes provided by tour leader

Transfer from Sarasota to Fort Lauderdale

Transfer from Broward Performing Arts Center, Fort Lauderdale, to

Fort Lauderdale airport

2 three-course dinners, one brunch


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

Transfer from Tampa International Airport to Sarasota (available on request)



Terms and Conditions:

Payment in full of CA$2299 per person (double occupancy) or CA$3299 (single occupancy) is required at time of registration, no later than 9 November 2016, to secure your space for this package**.

Optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.

All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT 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.

Added hotel nights are fully

non-refundable



Total package price is

fully 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





























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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Just added! Ballet and Art in Montreal April 2017

The ideal Tours en l'air trip for the working balletomane with only a weekend to spare! (But if you want to make it a long weekend, you could of course add an extra night's hotel.)

Enjoy the unique Tours en l'air ballet trip experience for much less than a trip to Europe or the US. 

Saturday April 29 - Sunday April 30
Montreal



The Marriage of Figaro (National Ballet of Ukraine live on tour)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine, Paris Opera Ballet on Screen)
new production with costumes by Christian Lacroix

Marc Chagall, Final maquette for the mural at the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York: The Triumph of Music, 1966. Private collection.

 
Art Exhibition: Chagall: Colour and Music 

This large-scale multidisciplinary exhibition explores, for the first time, the importance of music for Marc Chagall (1887-1985). The exhibition presents 400 works – paintings, sculptures, maquettes, gouaches, stained glass windows, photographs, films, costumes and puppets – many of which are little known by the public.

The schedule would be like this (provisory at the moment)

Saturday afternoon: Arrive Montreal, check into Delta Hotel about 5 mins walk from theatre.  

Dinner at Place des Arts 
evening: Marriage of Figaro

Sunday morning: Brunch 
Noon: Paris Opera Ballet 

230 pm: guided tour of Chagall exhibit, which features some of his costume designs for ballets, plus an opportunity to see the paintings of the dome of the Paris Opera up close 
early evening : depart Montreal.


If you are interested (no commitment required, just an expression of possible interest) please email me at toursenlair@gmail.com

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet in Quebec cinemas

Several cinemas in Quebec will be showing Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet cinemacasts in 2016-17. Please check the http://cinespectacle.com/ website. Not all cinemas are showing all the ballets so you will have to check on each cinema to see dates.


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    Royal Opera House
    ANASTASIA (MacMillan)
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    Royal Opera House
    THE NUTCRACKER (Wright)
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    Royal Opera House
    WOOLF WORKS (McGregor)


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    Royal Opera House
    THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
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    Royal Opera House
    JEWELS (Balanchine)


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    Royal Opera House
    THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS / MARGUERITE AND ARMAND (all Ashton)
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    Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris
    LE LAC DES CYGNES / SWAN LAKE (Nureyev)
  • Cast:
  • Odette/Odile : Amandine Albisson
    Siegfried : Mathieu Ganio
    Rothbart : Francois Alu
    Pas de trois : Leonore Baulac + Hannah O'Neill + Germain Louvet 
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    Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris
    LE SONGE D'UNE NUIT D'ÉTÉ / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (BALANCHINE)



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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Get more out of Cinderella

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Find out why Cinderella wears glass slippers!


Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays

presents

Tea and Tutus 



Get more out of the ballets in the National Ballet of Canada's November season

Cinderella
Thursday 27 October

Get more out of Prokofiev's amazing score!
Still a few spots left.
 
Full afternoon tea (sandwiches, mini-quiche, scones, cream, and jam, fruit and petits fours, pot of tea) including tax and tip, and illustrated one-hour talk by  
Katherine Barber




2:30 pm


$50


T-Buds Tea Lounge

2nd floor (17 steps)

3343 Yonge St, Toronto

At the corner of Yonge and Snowdon/Fairlawn

3 blocks north (about 5 minutes walk) of the north (Ranleigh) exit of Lawrence subway station




Space is limited to only 24 ballet-lovers.
To buy your ticket, please contact

Katherine Barber at 416-693-4496 or toursenlair@gmail.com before October 26.

Also coming up:

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Onegin
Friday 18 November




BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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