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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Here is the latest newsletter, sent out March 27:
In this newsletter:
  1. Update on Amsterdam & Paris in the fall
  2. Videos
  3. Ballet at HotDocs Toronto: TWO ticket giveaways
  4. ANOTHER great giveaway from New York City Ballet
  5. Ballet in Cinema
  6. Hugo Marchand interview
  7. Canada All-Stars Ballet Gala 2
  8. FUN Word Lady Talk!
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Amsterdam and Paris in October

September 28 - October 7: Paris and Amsterdam
Dutch National Ballet
On the Move, 5 Tangos, Sarcasmen, Symphonie├źn der Nederlanden (van Manen)
National Ballet of Canada
Nijinsky (Neumeier)
Paris Opera Ballet
Jewels (Balanchine)
Please let me know if you are potentially interested in this trip. This is not a commitment. It just lets me know how much potential interest there is before I proceed with the planning, which I need to do soon. Booking likely mid-June.
Click here for detailed Amsterdam Paris itinerary
Videos
Myles Thatcher's "Ghost in the Machine" with music by Michael Nyman
Myles Thatcher's Ghost in the Machine with San Francisco Ballet
OFF KILTER - 2017 IPF TEASER
OFF KILTER is a funny mockumentary series about a disgraced choreographer’s comeback and an aging dancer’s last hurrah, starring former Royal Winnipeg Ballet ballerina Sarah Murphy-Dyson, National Ballet of Canada Principal Harrison James, and former Compania Nacional de Danza and Ballet Frankfurt dancer Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla. Subscribe to their YouTube channel or follow them on facebook!

Ballet in Cinema - WIN TIX!

The HotDocs film festival in Toronto is offering two ballet films this year and Tours en l'air has a pair of tickets to give away to each film. Both contests close April 21 at midnight.
Regular Tickets: $17
Premium Tickets: $22 - $24


FREE Daytime Screenings
Seniors (60+) and students with valid ID can take advantage of free admission to films that start before 5:00 p.m. Pick up your tickets at the screening venue’s box office on the day of the screening, subject to availability.
Rebels on Pointe: the Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Rebels on Pointe
Thu, May 4 6:00 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Buy Tickets

Fri, May 5 12:30 PM Scotiabank Theatre 13 Buy Tickets
Click here to enter for TROCKS doc tix
Margot. Sun, May 7 2:15 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Buy Tickets.
This classic 2005 film has superb archival film of Fonteyn, including performances in Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake and Giselle, and interviews with fellow dancers, partners and others who knew and loved her.
Click here to enter for tix to MARGOT

Another great giveaway from
New York City Ballet

THE PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
2-night stay at the 5-star Lotte New York Palace Hotel
Grand Tour Duffel Bag from Paravel
Pair of tickets to NYCB’s Here/Now Festival
$250 credit toward Blowouts from Glam & Go
$249 NYC Inspired Design Package from Laurel & Wolf
$250 gift card toward your trip

Contest closes April 4. Open only to US residents.
Enter NYCB getaway

Ballet in Cinema

Bolshoi Ballet: Yuri Possokhov's A Hero of Our Time. April 9th, 1255 pm at the usual Cineplexes in Canada. For other locations click here.
Synopsis and casting
Royal Ballet Jewels. Starting April 11. See below for locations near you. No Toronto venue announced yet and it will not likely be till May (stay tuned to your Tours en l'air newsletter!).
Click here for dates and locations

Interview with newest
Paris Etoile Hugo Marchand

In French, but very short (unlike its 6'3" subject). Last year's Paris Tours en l'air group loved Hugo as Romeo.
Click here for great pix
Canada All Star Ballet Gala 2
After the huge success of Svetlana Lunkina's Toronto ballet gala in February, she is organizing another one for the fall, again with a cast of international stars. Rep TBA (I'll let you know!). Tickets are now on sale.
Buy ballet gala tix
FUN Word Lady Talk! Hebrew and Yiddish words in English
Whether or not you know Hebrew or Yiddish, you will be surprised to learn how they have enriched everyday English, and for how long. From messiah to maven, sabbath to schnook, and many more words, English wouldn't be the same without its Jewish heritage. Includes dessert! Tix here.
Click here for tix
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