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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Monday, August 14, 2017

Ballet on TV Ontario

https://youtu.be/g9K8ofhmOqk
 

Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir love to dance, but have they got what it takes to be the best? This warm-hearted, inspiring film introduces us to three very different young friends who are all passionate about ballet. As the boys near the end of high school, they must decide whether they have the commitment and skill to make a career in dance. In a field dominated by girls, the boys have forged a strong friendship, brilliantly captured here, which will be challenged by the choices they make at this vital stage in their lives.

Available to watch online from TV Ontario (probably only in Canada) until September 10, 2017

http://tvo.org/video/documentaries/ballet-boys

The Agenda in the Summer invites Anton Tcherny and Ryan Tomash, two National Ballet School students, to discuss their pursuit of dance, what sacrifices they've made and what makes learning ballet different for boys.
http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/boys-on-point


Nam Kiwanuka talks with National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Harrison James about his early years at the New Zealand School of Dance, his ascendancy in the discipline and what it takes to make it as a professional male ballet performer.
http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/man-in-flight


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Jerome Robbins at Vail Dance Festival 2017

A great video from Vail of a selection of Jerome Robbins Ballets, starring Daniel Ulbricht, Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck, Jared Angle, Herman Cornejo, Isabella Boylston, Calvin Royal III, Unity Phelan, Carla Korbes, Michelle Dorrance, Devon Teuscher, Joseph Gordon, Damian Woetzel
plus footage of Natalia Makarova
https://youtu.be/mbLMSpkX31w



Don't forget, New York City Ballet is having a special all-Robbins run in May 2018, and Tours en l'air will be offering a trip. 

May 17 - 20 5 performances

New York

New York City Ballet
All Jerome Robbins 
Interplay, In the Night, The Cage, Other Dances, Fanfare 


Opus 19/The Dreamer, Dances at a Gathering, Glass Pieces 


In G Major, Afternoon of a Faun, Antique Epigraphs, The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody) 


Dybbuk, Fancy Free, West Side Story Suite



 American Ballet Theatre


 TBA 
Let me know if you're interested! Booking will open in March 2018.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fall for Dance Festival NY program announced

https://youtu.be/4m_NVW3Y5fk

Alexei Ratmansky's Souvenir d'un lieu cher performed by Dutch National Ballet

Fall for Dance Festival


OCT 2 – 14, 2017
ALL SEATS $15
TICKETS ON SALE SEP 10 AT 11am

From tap to tango and hip-hop to ballet, the 14th annual Fall for Dance Festival brings the best of dance to City Center. Renowned companies from around the world perform alongside bold new artists.

ALL PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 8pm

MON OCT 2 & TUE OCT 3
*Miami City Ballet  New Troy Schumacher (World Premiere)  Troy Schumacher
Vincent Mantsoe  GULA  Vincent Sekwati KoKo Mantsoe
Trisha Brown Dance Company  You can see us  Trisha Brown
*Dorrance Dance  Myelination (World Premiere)  Michelle Dorrance


WED OCT 4 & THU OCT 5
Pennsylvania Ballet  Rush© (NY Premiere)  Christopher Wheeldon
Cie Art Move Concept  Nibiru (US Premiere)  Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek
Stephen Petronio Company  Bloodlines: Yvonne Rainer and Steve Paxton
German Cornejo’s Tango Fire  Tango Fire  German Cornejo


FRI OCT 6 & SAT OCT 7
Sanjukta Sinha, IceCraft Dance Company  Kin-Incede (US Premiere)  Padma Bhusan Kumudini Lakhia
American Ballet Theatre  Souvenir d’un lieu cher  Alexei Ratmansky
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  Open Door  Ronald K. Brown
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo  Paquita  after Marius Petipa


WED OCT 11 & THU OCT 12
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart  Streams (US Premiere)  Andonis Foniadakis
*Abraham.In.Motion  Drive (World Premiere)  Kyle Abraham
**Sara Mearns and Honji Wang  No. 1 (World Premiere)  Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramierz
Ballet BC  Bill  Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar


FRI OCT 13 & SAT OCT 14
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago  Solo Echo  Crystal Pite
San Francisco Ballet  Concerto Grosso  Helgi Tomasson
*David Hallberg  Twelve of ‘em (World Premiere)  Mark Morris
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba  Matria Etnocentra (US Premiere)  George Céspedes

*Commissioned by New York City Center for Fall for Dance
**Co-Commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, New York City Center for Fall for Dance, and Fall for Dance North


Buying Fall for Dance Tickets


Tickets for Fall for Dance will go on sale on Sunday, September 10 at 11am.

Three Ways to Buy Tickets

ONLINE: City Center’s website:
http://www.nycitycenter.org/Home
BY PHONE: CityTix 212.581.1212
IN PERSON: 131 W 55th St (between 6th and 7th Aves), New York, NY


Buying Tickets Online

Due to the heavy demand for Fall for Dance tickets at City Center, an online waiting room has been created to protect the website from overcrowding.
The waiting room will open on Saturday, September 10 at 10am. If you are on our website earlier than 10am, you must refresh your browser sometime after 10am in order to be placed into the waiting room queue.
Visitors who arrive before 11am will be assigned a random number once tickets go on sale at 11am. Visitors arriving after 11am will be placed at the end of the line. Your position in line will progress until it is your turn to gain access. At that time, you will be automatically redirected to the Fall for Dance ticketing page.

Ticket Limits

There is a four-ticket limit per person per show.

Fees

A $2.50 facility fee will be added to the price of every ticket. Telephone and online orders will be charged a $6.50 handling fee per ticket; there are no handling fees for tickets purchased in person. No exchanges or refunds.

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The ticket buying experience is not optimized for mobile phones.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ballet Film Polina opens in USA August 25


https://youtu.be/BjqnVrEByIE

Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is a promising classic dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance. That throws everything into question on a profound level.
Polina leaves it all behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche). Despite her determination and hard work to the point of obsession, Polina just can't seem to break through. So she moves to Antwerp in search of work - and a new life.


Anastasia Shevtsova - Polina

Born in 1995 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Anastasia Shevtsova developed her love for the arts at an early age. She learned to play violin and piano, paint and sing. At the age of 10, she entered the Russian Academy of Ballet, and graduated nine years later. Anastasia has just joined the Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg, 

Jérémie Bélingard - Karl

Jérémie Bélingard entered the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1987. In 1993, at the age of 18, he joined the Paris Opera Ballet company. He was awarded the title of Coryphée in 1994, Sujet in 1999 and Premier Danseur in 2001. In 1998, he won the Prix du Cercle Carpeaux, awarded once a year to an exceptional dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet company. On March 28, 2007, after his performance in Don Quixote (Rudolf Noureev), he was awarded the title of Etoile. In 2010, he was knighted with the medal for Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture.



Screenings

8/25/2017
New York, NY
8/25/2017
New York, NY
9/1/2017
Los Angeles, CA
9/1/2017
Washington, DC
9/8/2017
White Plains, NY
9/8/2017
Montclair, NJ
9/8/2017
Hartford, CT
9/8/2017
San Diego, CA
Landmark Theater TBD
9/8/2017
Manhasset, NY
9/8/2017
New City, NY
9/8/2017
Queens, NY
9/8/2017
Irvine, CA
9/15/2017
San Francisco, CA
9/15/2017
Berkeley, CA
9/15/2017
Hudson, NY
9/15/2017
Minneapolis, MN
9/15/2017
Denver, CO
9/15/2017
Boca Raton, FL
9/15/2017
Portland, FL
9/20/2017
Boulder, CO
9/22/2017
Altanta, GA
9/22/2017
Philadelphia, PA

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ballet at the Guggenheim Museum New York Fall 2017



The Guggenheim Museum in New York offers the following ballet events as part of its popular "Works and Process" series.

Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow

September 4 and 5, 2017 at 8 pm and 9:30 pm

Commissioned by Works & Process and created by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Hubbard Street dancer Ana Lopez, and Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers’ movements will be captured in real time by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.
This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.

$40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process.


American Ballet Theatre Season Preview

Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9 at 7:30 pm 

For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.
$40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process.
Priority tickets on sale July 31 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. Call the box office at 212 423 3575, 10 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday to purchase tickets (limit four per performance). General tickets on sale August 7.

 

Tanaquil Le Clercq’s The Ballet Cook Book: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, November 5 and Monday, November 6 at 7:30 pm 

In 1967, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet Cook Book, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d’Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book’s 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated 
by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d’Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky 
and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq’s artistic and culinary legacy.
In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The Ballet Cook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations call 212 427 5690 or visit OpenTable.
$40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process.
Priority tickets on sale July 31 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. Call the box office at 212 423 3575, 10 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday to purchase tickets (limit four per performance). General tickets on sale August 7.

The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices

November 19, 2017 

 American Ballet Theatre principal dancer and choreographer Marcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton’s rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. With Webb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.

$40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process.
Priority tickets on sale July 31 for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. Call the box office at 212 423 3575, 10 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday to purchase tickets (limit four per performance). General tickets on sale August 7.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Star-studded cast announced for Toronto Ballet Gala

Canada All-Star Ballet Gala on Oct 28th at Sony Centre, Toronto:

Timofej Andrijashenko, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy


Emma Hawes, National Ballet of Canada 


Isaac Hernández, English National Ballet, London, UK


Marlon Dino, Dortmund Ballet, Germany (formerly Bavarian State Ballet)


Jurgita Dronina, English National Ballet, London, UK & National Ballet of Canada


Christopher Gerty, National Ballet of Canada 


Maria Kochetkova, San Francisco Ballet & American Ballet Theatre, USA


Lucia Lacarra, Dortmund Ballet, Germany

(formerly Bavarian State Ballet)

Carlo Di Lanno, San Francisco Ballet, USA

Anastasia Lukina, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia


Svetlana Lunkina, National Ballet of Canada


Evan Mackie, National Ballet of Canada


Nicoletta Manni, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy


Hugo Marchand, Paris Opera Ballet, France


Ludmila Pagliero, Paris Opera Ballet, France


Piotr Stanczyk, National Ballet of Canada


Dmitry Vyskubenko, Bavarian Opera Ballet, Munich, Germany


casting subject to change

ACT 1
P. Tchaikovsky. Pas de deux from SLEEPING BEAUTY Choreography by Marius Petipa
Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre
Anastasia Lukina
Soloist of the Bavarian Ballet, Munich
Dmitry Vyskubenko


P. Tchaikovsky. WHITE SWAN pas de deux from SWAN LAKE Choreography by David Dawson
Soloists of the National Ballet of Canada
Svetlana Lunkina, Evan Mackie


B. Moretti after C. Monteverdi. Duet from CARAVAGGIO Choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti
Soloist of the the Teatro all Scala
Nicoletta Manni
Dancer of the Teatro all Scala
Timofej Andrijashenko


E. Bosso, A. Vivaldi. Duet from WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Soloist of San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
Maria Kochetkova,
Soloist of San Francisco Ballet
Carlo Di Lanno


F. Liszt. Pas de deux from NO MANS LAND Choreography by Liam Scarlett
Soloists of the National Ballet of Canada
Jurgita Dronina
Soloists of the English National Ballet
Isaac Hernández


E. Satie. Duet from TROIS GNOSSIENNES Choreography by Hans van Manen
Soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet
Ludmila Pagliero, Hugo Marchand



D. Adams, R. Gautier. Duet from LIGHT RAIN Choreography by Gerald Arpino
Soloists of the Dortmund Ballet
Lucia Lacarra, Marlon Dino



INTERMISSION


ACT 2

WORLD PREMIERE Choreography by Robert Binet
Soloists of the National Ballet of Canada
Emma Hawes, Christopher Gerty


Errki-Sven Tüür, Arvo Pärt. TWO PIECES FOR HET Choreography by Hans van Manen
Soloists of the National Ballet of Canada
Jurgita Dronina
Soloists of the English National Ballet
Isaac Hernández

https://youtu.be/xQ-QRcoNHQ0
 

M. Richter. SPIRAL TWIST Choreography by Russell Maliphant
Soloists of the Dortmund Ballet
Lucia Lacarra, Marlon Dino


S. Rachmaninoff. Duet from BELLS Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
Soloist of San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
Maria Kochetkova
Soloist of San Francisco Ballet
Carlo Di Lanno


W. Mozart. Pas de deux from LE PARC Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj
Soloists of the Paris Opera Ballet
Ludmila Pagliero, Hugo Marchand


G. Bizet. Pas de deux from CARMEN Choreography by Roland Petit
Soloist of the the Teatro all Scala
Nicoletta Manni
Dancer of the Teatro all Scala
Timofej Andrijashenko



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Volunteer for Fall for Dance North

Fall for Dance North (Toronto) is looking for volunteers.

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities available at FFDN 2017.  The deadline to apply is August 18, 2017 at 5pm.
For more information and an application form, please visit the FFDN website: 
https://www.ffdnorth.com/volunteer



Corps Volunteers make up the main body of FFDN volunteers. They work at the Sony Centre on festival evenings and take on a variety of responsibilities. Corps volunteers must commit to working a minimum of one shift, which is typically 2-4 hours. Some responsibilities may include:


  • Overseeing poster signing and assembling festival programs
  • Assisting at the festival donor table
  • Acting as a messenger or runner
  • Assisting at the opening night party
  • Greeting festival guests at the Sony Centre




Principal Volunteers are a select group of individuals that take on key roles during the Festival. These roles entail greater responsibility and require a larger time commitment. Principal volunteers work more closely with festival artists and have access to better perks. Some principal volunteer roles include:


  • Master Class Assistants
  • Company Liaisons
  • Company Manager Assistants   
  • Airport/Hotel Greeters and Artist Transport


 

72-Person Ball Passing Team


This year, FFDN is looking for a special group of volunteers to join our 72-Person Ball Passing Team! These volunteers will attend a select number of Ball Passing rehearsals between Sept 11th and 29th at Sony Centre. They will also work closely with performers during the performance days from Oct 4th to 6th. Ball Passing volunteers must be organized, outgoing and not afraid to assume a leadership role.




Special Call for Translators!


Are you fluent in French, Mandarin, Cantonese, or German? Would you be interested in working with Festival staff and artists as a translator? Please be sure to indicate your interest on the Volunteer Application Form.




Union Station Volunteers


Throughout September and October, FFDN will present unique programming in Union Station’s newly refurbished West Wing. We are putting together a team to assist specifically at these events. If you cannot volunteer during the festival but still want to get involved, consider volunteering with FFDN at Union Station. 

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