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, April 16, 2018

Free livestream of Lavrovsky Romeo from Mariinsky

 https://youtu.be/SG3FUAtCDi0


The Mariinsky Ballet will be livestreaming their Romeo and Juliet from St Petersburg on Friday 20 April starting at 7 pm Russian time (noon Eastern time). Each act will have a different cast of principals.
The video will be available for viewing after the livestream. 


Link: https://mariinsky.tv/e
 

Romeo and Juliet

ballet in three acts (thirteen scenes)
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto by Andrian Piotrovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Leonid Lavrovsky, based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare
Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky
Set and costume design by Pyotr Williams

Juliet: Viktoria Tereshkina (act I), Anastasia Matvienko (act II), Olesya Novikova (act III)
Tybalt: Dmitry Pykhachov (act I), Danila Korsuntsev (act II)
Romeo: Yevgeny Ivanchenko (act I) , Andrei Yermakov (act II), Igor Kolb (act III)
Mercutio: Alexei Timofeyev (act I), Alexander Sergeev (act II)
Jester: Daniil Lopatin
Juliet’s companion: Svetlana Ivanova
Troubadour: Yevgeny Konovalov

Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra
Conductor: Boris Gruzin

Saturday, April 7, 2018

World's Most Beautiful Opera House

https://youtu.be/WzDR5F1lSTU


The Grand-Theatre in Bordeaux, which opened on April 7, 1780, is one of Tours en l'air's favourite opera houses!  Check out this video. Hoping to organize a trip there in summer 2019!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

DVD of John Neumeier's Nijinsky now available

https://youtu.be/VpZsayeLIz4 


NIJINSKY
Ballet by John Neumeier

Music: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography, Set and Costumes: John Neumeier
based partly on original sketches by Léon Bakst and Alexandre Benois


"Nijinsky" is the title of this "choreographic approach" to a dance phenomenon that has been part of Neumeier's life ever since the beginning of his career.
During his approximately ten years as a dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky set a new standard both technically and expressively, while in his choreographic work he pointed the way towards modern dance. His personal fate and mental illness that forced him to spend the last 30 years of his life in various asylums and in the keeping of his wife gave his short artistic career an even more awe-inspiring and sensational quality.
All three aspects - the dancer, the choreographer and the person Nijinsky - form the starting point for John Neumeier's latest creation. Neumeier, who as early as 1979 presented a short ballet "Vaslav", is regarded as one of the leading Nijinsky experts worldwide. Nevertheless, it was not without reluctance that he took up the task of honouring through dance a dance legend: "In creating a work about a historical person, what aspect should we concentrate on? Who was he truly: The man? The artist? Which witness, what information can we trust, which theories should one follow? What point of view can we take towards the complex puzzle Nijinsky? An instinctive choice must be made..." and sensational quality.

In the main roles:
Vaslav Nijinsky: Alexandre Riabko
Romola Nijinsky: Carolina Agüero
Bronislava Nijinska: Patricia Friza
Stanislav Nijinsky: Aleix Martínez
Serge Diaghilev: Ivan Urban
Eleonora Bereda: Anna Laudere
Thomas Nijinsky: Carsten Jung
Tamara Karsavina: Silvia Azzoni
Leonid Massine: Jacopo Bellussi


The Dancer Nijinsky:
as Arlequin in "Carnaval" and as the spirit of the rose in "Le Spectre de la rose": Alexandr Trusch
as the Golden Slave in "Scheherazade" and as the Faun in "L'Après-midi d'un faune": Marc Jubete
as Petrushka in "Petrushka": Lloyd Riggins


Recorded live at the Hamburg State Opera (2017)
Video Director: Thomas Grimm
Producers: C Major Entertainment, NHK, NDR, arte


Bonus:
Interview with John Neumeier
Languages: German (Subtitles: English and Japanese)

Ballet: 135 minutes / Bonus: 18 minutes
Filmed in High Definition, 1080i, 16:9
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD MA 5.1
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)


>> Order direct from Hamburg Ballet

also available from amazon.co.uk, amazon.com, and hopefully, amazon.ca in the next few weeks. 

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rudolf Nureyev film

 Fabrice Herrault's film La Passion Nouréev is a compilation of clips from the great dancer's career. Subtitled in English where necessary.


LA PASSION NOUREEV (2013) from Fabrice Herrault on Vimeo.


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Friday, March 23, 2018

35 Ballet Trips!

With our trip to Vienna and Budapest just finished, ballet lovers have now enjoyed 35 Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays! Here's the complete list since our first trip in 2010: 
  1. 2010 Washington DC: Mariinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet
  2. 2010 London: Royal Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet
  3. 2010 New York: New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
  4. 2010 Saratoga Springs: New York City Ballet
  5. 2011 Paris and Antwerp: Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet Flanders, Dutch National Ballet
  6. 2011 New York: New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
  7. 2011 London: Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet
  8. 2011 Saratoga Springs: New York City Ballet
  9. 2012 Stuttgart and Munich: Stuttgart Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet
  10. 2012 New York: Kings of the Dance, New York City Ballet
  11. 2012 Chicago: Paris Opera Ballet
  12. 2013 Stuttgart and Munich: Stuttgart Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet
  13. 2013 New York: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre
  14. 2013 Saratoga Springs: New York City Ballet
  15. 2013 San Francisco: San Francisco Ballet
  16. 2014 Copenhagen and Hamburg: Royal Danish Ballet, Hamburg Ballet
  17. 2014 Paris and Amsterdam: Paris Opera Ballet, Dutch National Ballet
  18. 2014 San Francisco: San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Ballet San Jose
  19. 2014 New York: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre
  20. 2014 Montreal: Paris Opera Ballet
  21. 2015 Vienna and Prague: Czech National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Slovak National Theatre Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballet
  22. 2015 Stuttgart and Munich: Stuttgart Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet
  23. 2015 Saratoga Springs: New York City Ballet
  24. 2015 New York: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance
  25. 2016 Paris and Amsterdam: Paris Opera Ballet, Dutch National Ballet
  26. 2016 Berlin and Dresden: Berlin State Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballet
  27. 2016 Vienna and Prague: Czech National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Slovak National Theatre Ballet, Hamburg Ballet
  28. 2016 Stuttgart: Stuttgart Ballet
  29. 2016 Saint-Sauveur
  30. 2016 New York: New York City Ballet
  31. 2017 Bordeaux and Toulouse: Ballet du Capitole Toulouse, Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux
  32. 2017 Zurich and Munich: Ballet Zurich, Stanislavsky Ballet, Bavarian State Ballet, Ballet Augsburg
  33. 2017 London: Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Rambert
  34. 2017 Amsterdam and Paris: Paris Opera Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Nederlands Dans Theater
  35. 2018 Vienna and Budapest: Vienna State Ballet, Slovak National Theatre Ballet, Gyori Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Royal Ballet Winter's Tale: ticket giveaway

https://youtu.be/-Y2fWYHWewQ


The Royal Ballet's The Winter's Tale will be screened April 1 (Easter Sunday) at 11 am at HotDocs Cinema in Toronto, various other locations worldwide till June.

Cast: 

Hermione
Lauren Cuthbertson
Leontes
Ryoichi Hirano
Perdita
Sarah Lamb
Florizel
Vadim Muntagirov
Paulina
Laura Morera
Polixenes
Matthew Ball
Click here for Winter's Tale synopsis and to find a cinema screening near you.

Once again Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays has 4 pairs of tickets to give away to the Toronto screening, courtesy of HotDocs cinema. Enter before March 21.

To enter the contest, email toursenlair@gmail.com with the subject line HERMIONE.

Winners will be chosen by random draw.

By entering the draw you agree to have your email address added to the Tours en l'air mailing list.  You can unsubscribe at any time. 


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bolshoi in Cinema Giselle: ticket giveaway

https://youtu.be/IY00ZCNpI8w


Courtesy of Cineplex Canada, Tours en l'air has five pairs of tickets to give away for any Canadian cinema screening of the Bolshoi Ballet's Giselle starring Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin, April 8 at 1255.  

To enter the contest, send an email to toursenlair@gmail.com with the subject line MYRTHA. Contest closes March 21. Winners will be selected by a random draw.

Find a cinema near you (worldwide) screening the Bolshoi's Giselle by clicking here. 

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Ballet gala in Toronto


Some very hot international starts are part of the lineup for a ballet gala to be held March 31 at 8 pm at the Sony Centre in Toronto.  Tickets ($55 to $195) are available through Ticketmaster.


Cast subject to change. 




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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bolshoi in Cinema 2018-19 season



November 11, 2018
LA SYLPHIDE (new)

December 2, 2018
DON QUIXOTE (repeat)

December 23, 2018
THE NUTCRACKER 

January 20, 2019
LA BAYADERE (new)

March 10, 2019
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (repeat)

April 7, 2019
THE GOLDEN AGE 

May 19, 2019
CARMEN SUITE (new)
PETRUSHKA
 (new, choreography by Edward Clug)


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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Canadian Dance Hall of Fame fundraiser

Veronica Tennant in Romeo and Juliet
Dance Collection Danse, the organization devoted to preserving the history of dance in Canada, is holding a fundraiser inaugurating their Dance Hall of Fame.

Date and Time




Location

The Globe and Mail Centre
351 King Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 0N1 

Tickets are $175 + $8.75 fee. 
To buy: 
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/encore-dance-hall-of-fame-tickets-42640089656


The Encore! Dance Hall of Fame event will honour and celebrate dynamic lifelong contributions to dance in Canada by some remarkable individuals. Honorees are associated with many dance disciplines - from Kathak to ballet to contemporary. 

They include Veronica Tennant, Danny Grossman, Karen Jamieson, Ola Skanks, Rina Singha, Alan and Blanche Lund, René Highway, and Jeanne Renaud. Joan and Jerry Lozinski will be inducted as Builders.

Presenters to the inductees include Evelyn Hart, Micah Barnes, Sheila McCarthy, Deepti Gupta, Seika Boye, Louise Bédard, Pam Grundy and Pierre Des Marais.

Hosted by CBC broadcaster Laurie Brown, the event will take place on the 17th floor of the new Globe & Mail Centre in downtown Toronto. 

Recognize the richness of Canada's cultural heritage - take in the amazing views from the rooftop venue - raise a glass to honour these groundbreaking visionaries.
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Proceeds from the event will go towards operations of Dance Collection Danse. A charitable receipt will be issued for the maximum amount allowable. 

For more information:
https://www.encoredancehalloffame.com/

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Friday, February 23, 2018

National Ballet of Canada Sleeping Beauty casting 2018


All performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.
All casting subject to change





Princess Aurora Prince Florimund Principal Fairy Bluebird Princess Florine Diamond Lady Diamond Man
Thursday 8 March @ 730 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Alexandra MacDonald
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Emma Hawes
Alexandra MacDonald
Jack Bertinshaw
Friday 9 March @ 730 pm
Svetlana Lunkina
Harrison James
Hannah Fischer
Skylar Campbell
Tina Pereira
Hannah Fischer
Christopher Gerty
Saturday 10 March @ 2 pm
Jurgita Dronina
Naoya Ebe
Alexandra MacDonald
Kota Sato
Jenna Savella*
Chelsy Meiss
Donald Thom*
Saturday 10 March @ 730 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Emma Hawes*
Siphesihle November
Miyoko Koyasu*
Alexandra MacDonald
Jack Bertinshaw
Sunday 11 March @ 2 pm
Xiao Nan Yu
Peng-Fei Jiang*
Hannah Fischer
Naoya Ebe
Jillian Vanstone
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
Tuesday 13 March @ 730 pm
Elena Lobsanova*
Naoya Ebe
Kathryn Hosier
Kota Sato
Jenna Savella*
Chelsy Meiss
Donald Thom
Wednesday 14 March @ 730 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Alexandra MacDonald
Francesco Gabriele Frola*
Emma Hawes
Hannah Fischer*
Christopher Gerty*
Thursday 15 March @ 730 pm
Svetlana Lunkina
Harrison James
Emma Hawes
Naoya Ebe
Jillian Vanstone
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
Friday 16 March @ 730 pm
Xiao Nan Yu
Peng-Fei Jiang*
Hannah Fischer
Dylan Tedaldi*
Rui Huang*
Hannah Fischer*
Christopher Gerty*
Saturday 17 March @ 2 pm
Alexandra MacDonald*
Brendan Saye*
Kathryn Hosier
Skylar Campbell
Tina Pereira
Jordana Daumec
Giorgio Galli
Saturday 17 March @ 730 pm
Jillian Vanstone
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Emma Hawes*
Siphesihle November
Miyoko Koyasu*
Hannah Fischer*
Christopher Gerty
Sunday 18 March @ 2 pm
Heather Ogden
Guillaume Côté
Kathryn Hosier
Dylan Tedaldi
Rui Huang*
Chelsy Meiss
Donald Thom*

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