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, December 29, 2016

Ballet gala livestream from Munich


https://youtu.be/79TBHUqFda8

A gala featuring dancers of the Bavarian State Ballet will be streamed live and free over http://www.operlive.de/
on Sunday 15 January 2017 starting at 6 pm European time (5 pm in the UK, noon Eastern Time, 9 am Pacific Time).
These Bavarian livestreams are only live, they are not archived afterwards. 






Program (subject to change)  

The Nutcracker - Grand Pas de deux
Choreography Vasily Vainonen
Music Peter I. Tschaikowsky
Tatiana Tiliguzova, Dmitrii Vyskubenko

World premiere
Creation Modern
Choreography Maria Daniela Gonzalez Muñoz
Music Al Green How can you mend my broken heart
Maria Daniela Gonzalez Muñoz, Osiel Gouneo

Grand Pas Classique
Choreography Victor Gsovsky
Music Daniel Francois Esprit Auber
Prisca Zeisel, Alexey Popov

Flames of Paris
Choreography Vasily Vainonen
Music Boris Asafyev
Elizaveta Kruteleva, Tigran Mikayelyan

Raymonda - Grand Pas
Choreography Ray Barra/Marius Petipa
Music Alexander Glazunov
Ksenia Ryzhkova, TBA
Luiza Bernardes Bertho, Antonia McAuley, Vera Segova, Freya Thomas
Vladislav Dolgikh, Konstantin Ivkin, Wentao Li, Dmitrii Vyskubenko 

Intermission 

Shéhérazade - Pas de deux
Choreography Mikhail Fokine
Music Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov Symphonische Suite "Shéhérazade" op. 35
Reconstruction of the choreography and staging Isabelle Fokine
Prisca Zeisel, Erik Murzagaliyev
 
Voices of spring 
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Johann Strauss Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer
Mai Kono, Javier Amo
 
Le Corsaire - Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Adolphe Adam, Léo Delibes
Maria Shirinkina, Vladimir Shklyarov
 
Don Quixote - Grand Pas de deux
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Ludwig Minkus
Ivy Amista, Osiel Gouneo
Luiza Bernardes Bertho, Evgenia Dolmatova, Shuai Li, Antonia McAuley, Mia Rudic, Vera Segova, Freya Thomas

You can see the Bavarian State Ballet perform almost every ballet in its 2016-17 season in the space of one week on my Zurich-Munich trip in April. Signup deadline is 10 January. More info here :http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2016/12/ballet-trip-to-zurich-and-munich-now.html

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bolshoi Sleeping Beauty Cinemacast casting




The Bolshoi will be streaming their Sleeping Beauty live to cinemas around the world on January 22. In Canada, Cineplex theatres will be showing the ballet starting at 1255 pm. Please check your local listings. See below for casting.

Do you love the Bolshoi and live in Toronto? I am trying to organize a special screening of Alexei Ratmansky's hilarious and very dancey ballet  The Bright Stream starring Svetlana Lunkina for the morning of Sunday February 12, but as the costs  involved are very high I need people to commit to the $25 ticket price ahead of time. Please email me at toursenlair@gmail.com

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King Florestan XIV

Alexander Fadeyechev
The Queen Ekaterina Barykina
Princess Aurora Olga Smirnova
Prince Desire Semyon Chudin
Catalabutte Vitaly Biktimirov
Foreign Princes seeking Aurora's hand in marriage Ivan Alexeyev Artemy Belyakov Egor Khromushin Alexander Vodopetov
Maids of Honour Daria Bochkova Yulia Grebenshchikova Xenia Kern Alyona Kovalyova Olga Marchenkova Ilona Matsiy-Kiryushkina Anna Okuneva Svetlana Pavlova
Pages of Lilac Fairy's Suite Batyr Annadurdyev Dmitry Efremov Mikhail Kochan Mikhail Kryuchkov Artur Mkrtchyan Maxim Surov
Duchess Vera Borisenkova
Galifron, the tutor Egor Simachev
Peasant Dance Anna Antropova Alexander Vodopetov
Evil Fairy Carabosse Alexei Loparevich
Lilac Fairy Yulia Stepanova
Fairies of Kindness:Tenderness (Candid) Daria Khokhlova
Carelessness(Fleur-de-farine) Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone
Generosity(Breadcrumb scattering Fairy) Daria Bochkova
Playfulness(Twittering canary) Anastasia Stashkevich
Audacity(Violent) Elvina Ibraimova
Fairy of Jewels:of Diamonds Margarita Shrainer
of Sapphires Xenia Zhiganshina
of Gold Victoria Yakusheva
of Silver Yanina Parienko
Fairy Tales Characters: White Pussycat Victoria Litvinova
Puss in Boots Denis Medvedev
Princess Florine Anastasia Denisova
Blue Bird Artemy Belyakov
Little Red Riding Hood Maria Mishina
Grey Wolf Anton Savichev
Cinderella Daria Khokhlova
Prince Fortune Vladislav Kozlov
Conductor Pavel Sorokin
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Neumeier's Romeo & Juliet available online till January 7


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The Royal Danish Ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet, starring Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas, is available online from the Danish public broadcaster DK till January 7.  Also starring Susanne Grinder, Ulrik Birkkjær, Sebastian Kloborg; 
This is a fabulous performance; don't miss it.

https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/opera-og-ballet-det-kgl-teater-tv/-/romeo-og-julie-ballet-fra-det-kgl-teater#!/ 

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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647

Monday, December 26, 2016

New York City Ballet on PBS


Walpurgisnacht Ballet
Two all-Balanchine New York City Ballet performances from their tour to Paris in 2016 will be broadcast on PBS February 17 & 24 as part of the Great Performances series. Check your local PBS station for times (usually 9 pm) and be sure to set your recording device!


Feb. 17
Sara Mearns, Adrian Danchig-Waring and Lauren Lovette will be featured in “Walpurgisnacht Ballet” to music from Gounod's Faust
Sara Mearns is AWESOME in this piece! 

“La Valse”, set to Ravel’s haunting score, will star Sterling Hyltin, Jared Angle and Amar Ramasar. 


Feb. 24
Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz will dance “Sonatine,” a pas de deux set to Ravel; 

Tiler Peck, Andrew Veyette, Teresa Reichlen, Tyler Angle, Alston Macgill, Anthony Huxley, Brittany Pollack and Taylor Stanley will be among the 50 dancers in Bizet’s “Symphony in C”

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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647



Sunday, December 18, 2016

National Ballet of Canada posters

Francesco Gabriele Frola, photo by Karolina Kuras

Perk up your office or home wall with a selection of posters like the one above created by the National Ballet of Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission for their "We Move You" campaign! Only $15+tax, and it would make a great gift for your ballet-loving friends!

Jenna Savella
Rui Huang

Naoya Ebe


You can order the posters above through the TTC's online shop:
https://www.ttcshop.ca/collections/posters

or visit the Ballet Boutique poster desk on the third floor of the Four Seasons Centre, Queen and University, during Nutcracker performances

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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647

Friday, December 16, 2016

New York City Ballet's Amar Ramasar

A wonderful feature on NYCB's charming, humble, joyful Principal Dancer.

Starting at 1 hr 16 mins:

http://www.nyc-arts.org/showclips/141367/nyc-arts-full-episode-december-13-2016

Tours en l'air is planning a trip to New York in May!

May 24-27, 2017 (4 days)


New York
New York City Ballet

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine)

American Ballet Theatre

Whipped Cream (new Ratmansky)

Giselle
BOOKING MARCH 2017

 

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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tours en l'air December newsletter


In this newsletter:
  1. 8 Ballets in 10 Days in Zurich and Munich NOW BOOKING
  2. Tea and Tutus: Jewish Contributions to Ballet
  3. Canada All-Star Ballet Gala program announced
  4. Ballet and Art Weekend in Montreal
  5. Videos
  6. Vienna and Paris Ballet livestreams
  7. Music of Ballet course
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8 Ballets in Zurich & Munich:
Booking now open, Deadline JANUARY 10


Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, La Fille mal Gardée ... and MUCH more in two beautiful cities in the spring. Plus Swiss chocolate! What's not to like?
Zurich-Munich Brochure

Tea and Tutus: Jewish Contributions to Ballet

A condensed version of my multi-week course, with a special look at Jerome Robbins and his hilarious The Concert (which will be performed by The National Ballet of Canada in March) Tuesday 17 January at 230-4 pm. Talk and full afternoon tea, $50 including taxes and tip. If this date doesn't work for you, please let me know!
Sign up for Tea and Tutus

Canada All-Star Gala program announced

This gala on February 11 in Toronto is going to be FAB! Hot international stars, great repertoire. Get your tickets now (a perfect Christmas or Valentine's gift!).
Gala program and dancers
Ballet and Art Weekend in Montreal


The National Ballet of Ukraine in a ballet version of The Marriage of Figaro in their only Canadian appearance. Paris Opera Ballet on screen (not available outside Quebec) in Balanchine's Midsummer Night's Dream with new costumes by Christian Lacroix. Plus Chagall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Makes a great, affordable short break!
More Info: Ballet and Art in Montreal
Videos
BALLERINA ft. Elle Fannning | Official Teaser Trailer [Family Animation] HD
Ballerina. This movie about a  young girl who wants to dance at the Paris Opera opens December 19, 2016 in North America, December 23 in the UK.
 
The Magic Behind the Dancing Horse in The Nutcracker | 2016 | The National Ballet of Canada
The National Ballet of Canada's adorable dancing horse

 


 
Vienna State Ballet livestreams
Raymonda (gorgeous music, great choreography, wacko story), La Fille mal gardée, two ballets by John Neumeier, and more, starting December 27.
More info: Vienna livestreams
Paris Opera Ballet Swan Lake livestream
If you missed this last week, you can watch it at any time for FREE for the next three months on medici.tv's website. Some beautiful dancing!
Medici.tv

The Bright Stream starring Svetlana Lunkina

This very very funny ballet is just chock-full of brilliant dancing from the Bolshoi's best. I am looking at organizing a special screening of it on Sunday February 12th at 930 am at the Yonge and Dundas Cineplex in Toronto. However, I would need 100 people to sign up to see it (at $25 per ticket) to cover the costs. Please let me know if you would come!
 
Yes, I want to see The Bright Stream
Music of Ballet Course
This course offered in January by Rick Phillips (NOT by me) at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto looks at the ballet music of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky. Only the music, not any other aspects of the ballets.
The Music of the Russian Ballet
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