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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

English National Ballet livestreams Emerging Dancer competition




Tune in to English National Ballet's annual competition
This Thursday, May 25, the six finalists of English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer 2017 will each perform a pas de deux and contemporary solo in front of an eminent panel of expert judges, before one is chosen as this year's winner. Emerging Dancer will be live streamed from Sadler's Wells from 7.25pm British Daylight Time (2.25 pm Eastern Daylight Time), and available to watch via ENB's website and Facebook page.

The finalists will first perform a pas de deux, followed by a solo. This year will see Isabelle Brouwers and Emilio Pavan present the grand pas from Paquita, Madison Keesler and Guilherme Menezes will dance a pas de deux from Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta perform the Esmeralda pas de deux.
Isabelle Brouwers will then dance a solo from a Drift by renowned choreographer and Artistic Director of Royal Ballet Flanders, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. The piece is extracted from a short trio first choreographed for LA Dance Project. Madison Keesler performs We Move Lightly by Myles Thatcher, dancer and choreographer with San Francisco Ballet; and Rina Kanehara will dance Raimondo Rebeck’s Blind Dreams set to music from Philip Glass’s soundtrack from the film The Hours.
Guilherme Menezes performs a new work from Danish choreographer Sebastian Kloborg whilst Emilio Pavan dances Proprioception, a new piece by choreographer Kirill Burlov set to Depeche Mode’s Heaven. Aitor Arrieta performs SelF, new choreography by Aleix Mañe set to three pieces; Flat of Angles, pt4 read by Benedict Cumberbatch, Hospital by Max Richter and Palladio by Karl Jenkins.
Get to know Emilio Pavan
"Everyone was very welcoming"
Soloist Emilio Pavan reflects on joining the Company last season, and the opportunities he's been given by being a finalist in Emerging Dancer.
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The finalists for Emerging Dancer 2017 are:

Isabelle Brouwers

Having trained at English National Ballet School, Isabelle joined English National Ballet in 2014. This season, Isabelle has performed as Myrtha in Akram Khan’s Giselle, Mirliton and Lead Flowers in Nutcracker, and as Myrtha in Mary Skeaping’sGiselle. A previous Emerging Dancer finalist in 2015 and 2016, Isabelle won Silver Medal at the 2013 Genée International Ballet Competition, and came second place in Young British Dancer of the Year 2013.

Rina Kanehara

Rina trained at the Princess Grace Academy, Monaco and joined English National Ballet after being named Prize Winner at the Prix de Lausanne 2015. In the 2016/2017 season Rina made her debut as Clara in Nutcracker, and performed as Moyna and in the Peasant pas-de-deux in Mary Skeaping’s Giselle. Rina was a finalist in Emerging Dancer 2016 and has won Silver Medal at Varna 2016, Gold Medal at the Youth American Grand Prix 2012, Gold Medal at Nagoya Ballet Competition 2012, Gold Medal at Nara Ballet Competition 2011.

Madison Keesler

Madison joined English National Ballet in 2013, and was previously with The Hamburg Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. This season she worked closely with Akram Khan on the creation of Giselle and performed in the title role, as well as performing as Lead Snowflakes and Flowers in Nutcracker, and as Bathilde in Mary Skeaping’s Giselle. Madison was a previous Emerging Dancer finalist in 2014.

Aitor Arrieta

Aitor joined English National Ballet at the start of the 2016/2017 season. In his short time with the company he has performed as Albrecht in Akram Khan’s Giselle, as the Nutcracker, and in the Peasant pas-de-deux in Mary Skeaping’s Giselle. He received The Professional Dancers’ Association of Gipuzkoa Discover Award in 2015, the 2015 Dancer Revelation of Gipuzkoa Prize, Gold Medal at the International Dance Contest of Biarritz, 2013 and 1st place Championship of Euskadi Aurresku, 2011.

Guilherme Menezes

Guilherme joined the Company from English National Ballet School in 2011. This season he has performed as the Nutcracker and Lead Flowers in Nutcracker, and in Akram Khan’s Giselle. He was a finalist at Prix de Lausanne 2010 and was a finalist for the 2013 Emerging Dancer competition.

Emilio Pavan

Previously a member of Queensland Ballet, Emilio joined the company in 2015. He has performed in Akram Khan’s Giselle and made his debut as Nephew in Nutcracker this season.
Last year’s Emerging Dancer winner, Cesar Corrales, has since been promoted to First Soloist and danced the role of Hilarion in Akram Khan’s Giselle this season.
Previous winners of the Emerging Dancer Award include Shiori Kase (2011) and Yonah Acosta (2012), who are both now Principals for English National Ballet, Junor Souza (2014), who has since been promoted to First Soloist, Alison McWhinney (2014) who was promoted to Soloist, and Jinhao Zhang (2015) who has since been promoted to First Artist with the Company.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

National Ballet of Canada Swan Lake casting





Odette/
Odile
Siegfried Rothbart Benno Fool Wench
June 15 at 730 pm Heather Ogden Guillaume Coté Piotr Stanczyk Naoya Ebe Robert Stephen Tanya Howard
June 16 at 730 pm Hannah Fischer Brendan Saye Ethan Watts Trygve Cumpston Kota Sato Jenna Savella
June 17 at 2 pm Emma Hawes Christopher Gerty Ben Rudisin Jack Bertinshaw Francesco Gabriele Frola Jordana Daumec
June 17 at 730 pm Svetlana Lunkina Evan McKie Jonathan Renna Harrison James Dylan Tedaldi Jenna Savella
June 18 at 2 pm Heather Ogden Guillaume Coté Piotr Stanczyk Naoya Ebe Robert Stephen Tanya Howard
June 21 at 730 pm Svetlana Lunkina Evan McKie Jonathan Renna Harrison James Dylan Tedaldi Jenna Savella
June 22 at 730 pm Heather Ogden Guillaume Coté Piotr Stanczyk Naoya Ebe Robert Stephen Tanya Howard
June 23 at 730 pm Emma Hawes Christopher Gerty Ben Rudisin Jack Bertinshaw Francesco Gabriele Frola Jordana Daumec
June 24 at 2 pm Hannah Fischer Brendan Saye Ethan Watts Trygve Cumpston Kota Sato Jenna Savella
June 24 at 730 pm Heather Ogden Guillaume Coté Piotr Stanczyk Naoya Ebe Robert Stephen Tanya Howard
June 25 at 2 pm Svetlana Lunkina Evan McKie Jonathan Renna Harrison James Dylan Tedaldi Jenna Savella

All performances at Four Seasons Centre, Toronto. Casting subject to change. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

National Ballet of Canada Streetcar Named Desire casting

Casting for John Neumeier's A Streetcar Named Desire at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. Subject to change.

 


Blanche DuBois Stella Stanley Mitch
June 3 @ 730 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Jillian Vanstone

Guillaume Côté


Evan McKie
June 4 @ 2 pm Svetlana Lunkina Chelsy Meiss Piotr Stanczyk Donald Thom
June 7 @ 730 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Jillian Vanstone

Guillaume Côté


Evan McKie
June 8 @ 2 pm Jurgita Dronina Emma Hawes Harrison James Jack Bertinshaw
June 8 @ 730 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Jillian Vanstone

Guillaume Côté


Evan McKie
June 9 @ 730 pm Jurgita Dronina Emma Hawes Harrison James Jack Bertinshaw
June 10 @ 2 pm Svetlana Lunkina Chelsy Meiss Piotr Stanczyk Donald Thom
June 10 @ 730 pm
Sonia Rodriguez
Jillian Vanstone

Guillaume Côté


Evan McKie

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Maryinsky London Summer Season casting



All performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Don Quixote

Swan Lake

Anna Karenina (Ratmansky)

Mixed Program: Alberto Alonso’s sensual ballet Carmen Suite, Wayne McGregor’s bewitching Infra,  Petipa’s famous Grand pas from Paquita,

  • Tuesday 8 August 2017, 7.30pm • Main Stage

    Vishneva
    Zverev
    Ivanchenko
    Kondaurova
    Matvienko
    Shakirova
    Latypov
    Batoeva
    Yalinich
    Chebykina
    Sergeev
    Stepin
    Yermakov
    Kim
    Tkachenko
    Tereshkina
    Shklyarov
  • Wednesday 9 August 2017, 7.30pm • Main Stage

    Kondaurova
    Askerov
    Sergeev
    Matvienko
    Shakirova
    Latypov
    Batoeva
    Yalinich
    Chebykina
    Stepin
    Yermakov
    Kim
    Tkachenko
    Parish
 La Bayadere
All casting subject to change

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

National Ballet of Canada Class on Stage

Watch Company Class


Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:45 am.

Watch the dancers of The National Ballet of Canada take Class on Stage on Saturday, June 17 at 10:45 am at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Company class is a daily ritual for all dancers. The 75 minute class warms up the body and prepares the dancer physically and mentally for rehearsal and performance. The exercises in company class are the building blocks of classical ballet choreography. Class on Stage is your opportunity to see how ballet dancers train up close, fully explained by our expert staff.
Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children.
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Learn more about Company Class in this video.

Class on Stage
https://youtu.be/KTNz4W0GOQk
  


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Monday, May 1, 2017

Vienna Budapest Ballet Trip March 2018 DRAFT ITINERARY

March 12 - 21, 2018

Vienna and Budapest

(day trip to Bratislava)


Vienna State Ballet 

 Raymonda (Nureyev after Petipa)


Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme & Variations (both Balanchine), 
 Bach Suite III (Neumeier),  
The Concert (Robbins)


Hungarian National Ballet


The Fountain of Bakhchisarai


Slovak National Theatre Ballet

 Esmeralda (after Petipa)

DRAFT ITINERARY

This trip will open for booking in summer 2017. Maximum group size is 25, and it is already looking popular. If you are interested, please send an email to toursenlair@gmail.com. This will put you on the priority notification list when the trip goes on sale. It is not a commitment. 

Vienna: a New York Times “top place to travel in 2014”

A great trip especially if you like more traditional ballets. 

Monday March 12 VIENNA

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The view of Vienna State Opera over breakfast at the Opernring Hotel.
Arrive Vienna. Check into the 4-star Das Opernring hotel on Vienna's famous Ring boulevard, opposite the Vienna State Opera House.

Tuesday March 13 VIENNA

Morning: 2-hour private guided walking tour of central Vienna. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course typically Viennese welcome dinner in the exquisite Art Nouveau Palmenhaus (conservatory) before performance of Vienna State Ballet in Petipa's last major ballet, Raymonda, to glorious music by Glazunov in a sumptuous production by Rudolf Nureyev.
https://youtu.be/v0deBzDnsdE



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Bratislava


Wednesday March 14 VIENNA

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: daytrip by private luxury minibus to Bratislava, Slovakia,1.5 hours from Vienna. Private walking tour of central Bratislava (1.5 hours). 2-course dinner before evening Slovak National Theatre Ballet performance: Esmeralda (after Petipa) Return by private coach directly to Vienna hotel.
https://youtu.be/mrqkvM24Jwo 

Thursday March 15 VIENNA

Day at leisure. Suggested activities: Visit the beautiful Easter markets. For history buffs: Visit the Hofburg Imperial palace 10 minutes walk from the hotel, or Schonbrunn Palace, a short subway ride away. Have coffee and cake at the world famous Demel café near the Hofburg. Attend the daily training or a performance of the world-famous Lippizaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School (this is fascinating in its similarities to ballet). Visit Mozart's house and the golden hall of the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic. Art lovers: the Belvedere Museum (home to Klimt's The Kiss), the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts, and the Museumsquartier (contemporary art). Architecture aficionados: stroll past Vienna's many Art Nouveau buildings or visit the spectacular baroque Karlskirche. Cake lovers: a Viennese café crawl!


Friday March 16 VIENNA

Afternoon: Private guided tour of Vienna State Opera house. Rest of day at leisure. Evening: performance of Vienna State Ballet Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme & Variations (both Balanchine), Bach Suite III (Neumeier), The Concert (Robbins).

Saturday March 17 VIENNA- BUDAPEST
Check out of hotel and depart Vienna. Transfer by private luxury washroom-equipped coach to Budapest (approx. 3 hours from Vienna)
Check in to centrally located 4-star hotel. Lunch. Afternoon: discover the classical side of Budapest with a panoramic city tour. During the tour you will pass by the characteristic attractions such as the Parliament, Heroe's Square, Citadel, Gellért Bath, Chainbridge, etc. Then visit the Castle District with interior visits to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church.


Sunday March 18 BUDAPEST
The Hungarian Parliament

Morning: visit the breathtaking parliament. Afternoon at leisure.
Evening: performance of Hungarian National Ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. 
https://youtu.be/XkyDzpy2g5M
 



Monday March 19 BUDAPEST

After breakfast you start your excursion to Gödöllö (about half an hour from Budapest) where you visit the former residence of the Austrian Empress and Hungarian Queen Elizabeth (Sissi), Gödöllö Palace.
 
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 Continue on to the historic town of Szentendre, with its many artist colonies. Return to Budapest. Evening: candle-lit dinner cruise on the Danube.
Szentendre

Tuesday March 20 BUDAPEST

Day at leisure. Farewell dinner.

Wednesday March 21 BUDAPEST

Morning: Check out of hotel.


Typical daytime highs 9 - 17 degrees Celsius, 46 - 64 degrees Fahrenheit

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LAND-ONLY PACKAGE 
allows you the flexibility of arranging travel from your most convenient departure point, on the dates and times you prefer, and to extend your stay if you wish.

Victor Travel's experienced agents will be happy to help you with

flight arrangements.



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.

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