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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Great stuff in this month's ballet newsletter






 Tours en l'air
Ballet Holidays
Ballet Appreciation Courses
www.toursenlair.blogspot.ca
phone: 416-693-4496
email: toursenlair@gmail.com








Dear Balletomane,
In this newsletter:

1) New York May trip now booking
2) Casting + Dates for Screenings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Canada
3) Fascinating article about the music of The Winter's Tale
4) Paris Opera Ballet in the Cinema in Toronto
5) Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Conversation - A Fundraiser
6) News from the Bournonville Celebration
7) Lotsa videos

1) New York May trip now booking
New York
14 - 17 May 2015
4 days, 3 nights
4 ballet performances + 1 optional
A feast of Balanchine and Bournonville from
New York City Ballet
plus
great 20th-century classics from
American Ballet Theatre
PLUS! Many exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities
A chance to see NYCB's “Fab Five Ballerinas”:
BALLET BUCKET LIST:
New York City Ballet performing Balanchine
Les Sylphides
Bournonville's La Sylphide
REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE:
22 FEBRUARY 2015
For more info, click here.

2) Click here for Casting + Dates for Screenings of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Canada

3) Click here for a fascinating article about the music of The Winter's Tale
For info on where you can see the
Royal Ballet cinema broadcast in North America on February 17, 2015, click here and how to order the DVD, click here

4) Paris Opera Ballet in the Cinema
At the Alliance Française de Toronto
24 Spadina Road
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm -

Le défilé du Ballet de l'Opéra - La Marche des Troyens, Hector Berlioz;
(the entire Ballet organization, from the youngest student to the most senior étoile, processes onto the stage of the Palais Garnier)
Études (Lander) – A ♥ BALLET BUCKET LIST item!
Nutcracker excerpts
http://youtu.be/T9S4jL0lUpc

5) Click here for info on Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Conversation - A Fundraiser
National Ballet of Canada dancers Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden, who recently became parents to baby Emma, in conversation at "A Passionate Partnership", a fundraiser for Dance Collection Danse, the national centre dedicated to Canadian theatrical dance history.

6) Click here for News from the Bournonville Celebration

7) Lotsa videos (all quite short)

WAY cool “bird's eye view” (HA!) of Swan Lake from Orlando Ballet:
http://youtu.be/GgrfyOqtvQU


30 seconds of Paris Opera Ballet's François Alu:
http://vimeo.com/3eetage/bourges2015

it's a cosmetics ad, but lovely ballerina Misa Kuranaga from Boston Ballet, so worth watching: http://youtu.be/R6HDugp9msQ

David Dawson's Tristan and Isolde. My Tours en l'air ballet trip to Vienna and Prague in April is taking a sidetrip to Dresden so that we can see Dawson's Giselle. He is a hot name in the ballet world who should be better known in North America. This is a trailer for the Tristan and Isolde he is currently creating for Dresden SemperOper Ballett
http://youtu.be/wtTJ36dwDZI

Leonid Sarafanov of the Mariinsky Ballet in a solo from Alexei Ratmansky's Little Humpbacked Horse:
http://youtu.be/NR_GSNDpdy0

Benjamin Millepied Haut Vol starring POB's Leonore Baulac and Alistair Madin... and the Paris skyline!
https://www.nowness.com/story/benjamin-millepied-haut-vol

Cool dance and digital imagery interaction
http://vimeo.com/amcb/pixel


Paris Opera Ballet's Hervé Moreau in William Forsythe's In the Middle Somewhat Elevated
http://youtu.be/LAmx1dLh_AE

Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New York May 2015 Ballet Trip now booking

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 CWT Victor Travel
101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5
TICO Ontario registration #1892647
presents
Tours en l'air
Ballet Holidays
escorted by
Canada's Word Lady,
Katherine Barber






New York
14 - 17 May 2015

4 days, 3 nights

4 ballet performances + 1 optional


A feast of Balanchine and Bournonville from

New York City Ballet

plus
great 20th-century classics from

American Ballet Theatre

PLUS! Many exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities


BALLET BUCKET LIST:

New York City Ballet performing Balanchine

Les Sylphides

Bournonville's La Sylphide



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE:

24 FEBRUARY 2015


Thursday 14 May

Arrive New York; check in to 3-star Salisbury Hotel in midtown Manhattan, 13 minutes walk from Lincoln Center (upgrade available to the 4-star Empire Hotel, immediately across the street from Lincoln Center). Evening: Optional performance of New York City Ballet (front orchestra sides $200, rear orchestra centre $145): Symphonic Dances (Martins), new creation by Justin Peck to Aaron Copland's Rodeo, Mercurial Manoeuvres (Christopher Wheeldon)



What the critics say:
[Wheeldon's] capacity to distil drama into image [in Mercurial Manoeuvres] is astounding. More impressive still is the way he moves between drama and its abstraction. – Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times, 2 June 2011


Other suggested activities:

at the Joyce Theater:

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: works by Jiří Kylián, Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato, and Hubbard Street resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo:
http://youtu.be/SjJeDysF3eg


 on Broadway: 
An American in Paris (music by Gershwin, choreography by Wheeldon, starring NYCB principal Robert Fairchild and Royal Ballet soloist Leanne Cope)
On the Town (music by Leonard Bernstein, starring NYCB Principal Megan Fairchild)
The Audience with Helen Mirren

and more...


Friday 15 May

Day at leisure. Evening: Pre-performance chat with a New York City Ballet artist, followed by performance of New York City Ballet: All-Balanchine program: Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Sonatine, La Valse, Symphony in C


Saturday 16 May

Morning at leisure.

2 pm: American Ballet Theatre performance: Les Sylphides (Fokine), Pillar of Fire (Tudor), Fancy Free (Robbins).

630 pm: Meet a New York City Ballet musician, who will give you his or her perspective on the music of the ballets.

8 pm: American Ballet Theatre performance: Theme & Variations (Balanchine), Rodeo (de Mille), Jardin aux Lilas (Tudor) 
What the critics say:
"This ballet [Jardin aux Lilas], so often heart-stopping in this revival, deserves to be seen and seen again, certainly when danced this well [by American Ballet Theatre]" -- Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2014

Sunday 17 May

Morning at leisure. Noon: Tour of New York City Ballet's wardrobe department led by one of the wardrobe staff. 
130 pm: Meet a New York City Ballet dancer, who will give you a personal guided tour of the David H Koch theatre, NYCB's home.  
3 pm: performance of New York City Ballet: All Bournonville program: La Sylphide, Divertissements

Check out of hotel and depart New York


Total Package

3-star accommodation
double occupancy
CA$1899 per person

single occupancy
CA$2530

4-star accommodation
double occupancy
CA$2250 per person

single occupancy
CA$2900



All prices valid till 24 February 2015

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

Victor Travel's experienced agents will be happy to assist you.


Basic package price (3-star) includes:

3 nights twin share accommodation in the Salisbury Hotel

Daily continental buffet breakfast

Internet access

Premium orchestra seats for 4 ballets

Visit to New York City Ballet wardrobe

Pre-performance artist chat

Private guided tour of David H Koch theatre given by a

New York City Ballet dancer

Meet the Musician” talk with New York City Ballet Orchestra member

Ballet Notes provided by tour leader


Basic package price (4-star) includes:

3 nights twin share accommodation in the Empire Hotel

Internet access

Premium orchestra seats for 4 ballets

Visit to New York City Ballet wardrobe

Pre-performance artist chat

Private guided tour of David H Koch theatre given by a

New York City Ballet dancer

Meet the Musician” talk with New York City Ballet Orchestra member

Ballet Notes provided by tour leader

Not included:

Airfare

Activities listed as optional or suggested in this itinerary

Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary

Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance

Hospital/medical insurance



Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$1000 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 24 February 2015,to secure your space for this package**.

Single supplement and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.

Final payment due 19 March 2015, and total package price is fully non-refundable

All cancellations must be received in writing at Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel to the attention of Lucy Nati (lucy@cwtvictortravel.ca).



Manulife out-of-province health insurance (for Ontario residents holding an OHIP card) and trip cancellation insurance are available through Victor Travel and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Price will vary according to birthdate. Premium must accompany the deposit and is non-refundable.


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.



For more information:



phone: 416.693.4496



**The deposit is fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip by the travel agent




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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Justin Peck's Ballet 422 doc screening in Toronto

The Bloor Cinema in Toronto will be showing the prize-winning documentary Ballet 422, which has been getting rave reviews.
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at the New York City Ballet (NYCB) as dancer and up-and-coming choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work. Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind creating a ballet within the ongoing cycle of rehearsals and performances at one of the world’s great ballet companies. Under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, NYCB boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of ballet’s greatest choreographers. For the Company’s 2013 Winter Season Justin Peck is commissioned to create a new ballet. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film presents an unembellished vérité portrait of the process as Peck collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet.

Cast:
Justin Peck (Choreographer and Soloist)
Cameron Grant (Pianist)
Tiler Peck (Principal Dancer)
Sterling Hyltin (Principal Dancer)
Amar Ramasar (Principal Dancer) - See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/ballet422/#sthash.mvsEtniL.dpuf


Cast:
Justin Peck (Choreographer and Soloist)
Cameron Grant (Pianist)
Tiler Peck (Principal Dancer)
Sterling Hyltin (Principal Dancer)
Amar Ramasar (Principal Dancer) - See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/ballet422/#sthash.mvsEtniL.dpuf

Show times:
Fri, Feb 27 6:45 PM 
Sat, Feb 28 1:00 PM 
Sat, Feb 28 3:00 PM 
Sun, Mar 1 1:00 PM 
Mon, Mar 2 6:30 PM 
Tue, Mar 3 3:30 PM 
Wed, Mar 4 4:00 PM 
Fri, Mar 6 4:30 PM 

For play dates in the US visit : http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=530a5d60-9254-4c2e-8ff6-0b4cc0861d52

To see another new ballet by Justin Peck (and much more), why not come on my May trip to New York? More details here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/01/new-york-may-2015-ballet-trip-now.html
 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Conversation - A Fundraiser


BannerNewPhoto by 5ive15ifteen Photo Company, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.

Featuring The National Ballet of Canada's
Guillaume Côté 

and 
Heather Ogden




SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 PM
Join Dance Collection Danse for a sensational soirée featuring 
an intimate conversation with
The National Ballet of Canada's celebrated principal dancers
Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden
Hosted by dance writer Michael Crabb
Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm St., Toronto
7:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 10 

Sweet and savoury finger food will be served
Cash bar
Silent auction
 
$100 per person(tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount)

A fundraiser to support
Dance Collection Danse
Limited seating available. To ensure your place, click on the button below
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or

Call Dance Collection Danse with your VISA information at 416-365-3233
or
Send a cheque to Dance Collection Danse
301-149 Church St., Toronto, ON
M5B 1Y4
For more information contact pamela@dcd.ca

Dance Collection Danse is the national centre dedicated to Canadian theatrical dance history
* a pioneer in the collection, preservation and dissemination of Canadian dance legacies
* collects dance-related material as represented by text-based documents, moving and still images, 3-dimensional objects, and other artifacts and memorabilia. 
* maintains the personal and business records of dance artists including choreographic notes, correspondence, films, house programs, videotapes, audiotapes, photographs, props, sets, costumes, and other memorabilia
* mounts public and virtual exhibits, workshops, publications and performance.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mark Morris's L'Allegro... on PBS Great Performances March 27

Set your digital recorders! Do not miss this amazing life-affirming dance work. Broadcast times may (almost certainly will) vary according to your PBS station.

 

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Mark Morris Allegro_mezz 
March 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
Twenty-six years after its premiere, Mark Morris’ 1988 L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (acclaimed by The New York Times as a “work of genius”) finally makes its Great Performances debut. Set to Handel’s baroque classic, Morris’ thrilling masterwork showcases a colorful array of dancers moving in ecstatic joy. The spellbinding concert-length dance features The Mark Morris Dance Group accompanied live by the Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Jane Glover and features soloists Sarah-Jane Brandon, Elizabeth Watts, James Gilchrist and Andrew Foster-Williams.

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