Monday, April 14, 2014

Ballet live broadcasts 2014-15

October 16 ROYAL BALLET: Manon
Cast: Manon Marianela Nuñez,
Des Grieux Federico Bonelli

October 26 -  BOLSHOI: The Legend of Love
choreography Youri Grigorovitch

November 23 - BOLSHOI: The Pharaoh's Daughter (repeat)
Svetlana Zakharova (Aspicia), Ruslan Skvortsov (Lord Wilson), Nina Kaptsova (Ramze, Aspicia's slave)

December 7 - BOLSHOI: La Bayadère (repeat)
Svetlana Zakharova (Nikiya), Maria Alexandrova (Gamzatti), Vladislav Lantratov (Solor).

December 16 ROYAL BALLET:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

December 21 - BOLSHOI: The Nutcracker

January 25 - BOLSHOI: Swan Lake

March 8 - BOLSHOI: Romeo & Juliet (repeat) choreography Youri Grigorovitch
Alexander Volchkov (Roméo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet), Mikhail Lobukhin (Tybalt), Andrei Bolotin (Mercutio)

March 17 ROYAL BALLET: Swan Lake 

April 19 - BOLSHOI: Ivan the Terrible

May 5 ROYAL BALLET: La Fille mal Gardée


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wheeldon Winter's Tale reviews

The Royal Ballet premiered Christopher Wheeldon's Winter's Tale, based on Shakespeare, two days ago, to an enthusiastic audience reception. Music by Joby Talbot. A co-production with The National Ballet of Canada. Here are links to reviews: 

Reminder: The live broadcast of this ballet on April 28th is NOT being shown in Canada and the US.

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times
Judith Mackrell, Guardian
Sarah Crompton, Telegraph
Zoe Anderson, Independent
Graham Watts, London Dance

Thanks to http://www.balletcoforum.com/ for the compilation. 

Quotes taken from National Ballet of Canada press release:
“Christopher Wheeldon’s new three-act version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is a triumph. It is contemporary and classical, traditional and modern, narrative and abstract. It feels like something entirely new.” The Telegraph
“Christopher Wheeldon rises to the challenge of translating Shakespeare into dance, creating one of most fully achieved story ballets to be staged at Covent Garden in years.” The Guardian
“Like the play, the ballet has taken us through a large arc of human experience.”  The New York Times
“Christopher Wheeldon's striking new version of this Shakespeare piece crams everything you could want from a ballet into a single evening — comedy, tragedy, romance, drama and some lovely dancing… What’s striking is the synthesis of dance, music and designs… you’ll be hooked.” London Evening Standard


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Bolshoi Live Broadcasts 2014-15 season

October 26 - The Legend of Love
choreography Youri Grigorovitch
November 23 - The Pharaoh's Daughter (repeat)
Svetlana Zakharova (Aspicia), Ruslan Skvortsov (Lord Wilson), Nina Kaptsova (Ramze, Aspicia's slave)

December 7 - La Bayadère (repeat)
Svetlana Zakharova (Nikiya), Maria Alexandrova (Gamzatti), Vladislav Lantratov (Solor).

December 21 - The Nutcracker
January 25 - Swan Lake
March 8 - Romeo & Juliet (repeat) choreography Youri Grigorovitch
Alexander Volchkov (Roméo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet), Mikhail Lobukhin (Tybalt), Andrei Bolotin (Mercutio)

April 19 - Ivan the Terrible

 
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Canada's National Ballet School Spring Showcase

2014 Repertoire

The Sleeping Beauty, Act III

New Work by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate, The National Ballet of Canada

New Work by Demis Volpi, Resident Choreographer, Stuttgart Ballet

Box Office opens to the public April 29
Tickets: Adults - $50; Students and Seniors - $30
May 21, 22, 23 & 24 at 7.30pm.
May 24 at 2pm.
Betty Oliphant Theatre
404 Jarvis St
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 2G6

To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 416-964-5148
or email boxoffice@nbs-enb.ca

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fab ballet video from POB dancers

It's been a while since I've shared a video from 3e étage, the group of Paris Opera Ballet dancers I first saw at the Festival de Saint-Sauveur a couple of years ago. Since I'm busy planning the Tours en l'air trip to Montreal to see POB's Paquita in October, it seemed appropriate to post another one. I know you'll love it!



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The Royal Danish Ballet's Alban Lendorf

On our recent Tours en l'air trip to Copenhagen, we were able to see the RDB's hot new star Alban Lendorf up close, rehearsing La Bayadère. Here's a great interview with him (plus pix) recently published on The Ballet Bag blog:

http://www.theballetbag.com/2014/04/07/an-interview-with-alban-lendorf/

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Travel tip: The best way to obtain foreign currency

Usually my blog posts are about ballet, but since Tours en l'air is about ballet AND travel, occasionally I like to share my travel tips, so this post  is about the thorny question of how to get the best deal on foreign exchange.  

All of us have probably had the experience of thinking that there are currency gods sitting up there in heaven who look down and say "Hey, Katherine's about to go on a trip; let's make the Canadian dollar go into a nosedive!" and then, just after we get back from a trip, they make the OTHER currency go into a nosedive.

But my advice is: 

1) you usually get a better exchange rate when buying currency abroad by taking it out of a bank machine there than by buying it here. Make sure you are using your bank card (debit card) rather than your credit card in the machine, because otherwise the bank will treat it as a cash advance on your credit card, and not only will you have to pay interest on the advance, but all your previous purchases that month will become interest-bearing until you pay off the whole amount of the bill. 

Speaking of credit cards, don't forget to notify your credit card issuer before you leave that you are going to be in a foreign country, so that their computers don't think your card has been stolen and cancel it on you. This happened to me in Vienna after I used my credit card to pay the ONE EURO registration fee for the free bicycle rental service!

Canadian banks will charge you $5 per international withdrawal, so take out as much money as you feel comfortable carrying around in cash each time, rather than making several small withdrawals. However, when you think about it, $5 is not much for the convenience of being able to access your bank account from anywhere in the world. Remember when we had to buy traveller's cheques?

2) You probably don't want to arrive at a foreign destination with absolutely no foreign currency in your wallet (although you can find bank machines at most airports). Buying foreign currency at home, you will get a better exchange rate at the currency exchanges than at your bank, and they will have foreign currency in stock whereas at your bank you will have to order anything other than the major currencies (US $, euros, UK pounds) at least 24 hours in advance. A classic example of banks charging more for inferior service!  If you're only getting a relatively small amount of foreign currency, it's probably worth the convenience of getting it at your local bank branch rather than taking a trip downtown to your currency exchange, as the difference won't amount to that much.

3) However you choose to buy foreign currency, just buy it at whatever it costs and don't torment yourself by looking at the exchange rate afterwards. In the big scheme of things, unless you're spending tens of thousands of dollars, it's not going to make that much difference.

The Bank of Canada has a handy page where you can check the current exchange rate between any currency and any other: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/daily-converter/
Just bear in mind that the exchange rate you will get will be a few cents different than this because of bank charges.

You can also look at what the currencies have been doing over time so that you can see whether one seems to be sliding or gaining against the other. This page shows you the US$, UK pound, and euro against the Canadian dollar: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/
but you can find out this information for any combination of currencies on this page:
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/10-year-converter/.

Most European bank machines accept Canadian bank cards (I have heard that Americans have more difficulty). Also, important to know, make sure your cards are chip-enabled, as European businesses (and ticket vending machines) don't accept credit cards without chips as a general rule, and bank machines don't accept debit cards without chips. All Canadian debit cards and credit cards are now chip-enabled but most American ones are not. However, an American client of mine told me she was able to obtain a chip-enabled card by insisting her bank provide her with one.

In Japan, it's harder to find a bank machine that accepts Canadian cards. Do not panic. In my experience, the bank machines that are compatible in Japan are found at:
1) post offices
2) 7-11 convenience stores
3) Citibanks

Bon voyage, and don't forget: Enjoy your trip without obsessing about a few cents difference in the exchange rate.

For other travel tips, see this page.
 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

YOU Dance performance - FREE for kids!

YOU dance, the National Ballet of Canada's apprentices, performs with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra at the P.C. Ho Theatre, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto on May 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm. The performance features two new works created by Lindsay Fischer, Artistic Director of YOU dance: Five Tableaux of Khosro and Shirin, with a new score by the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto, and Unwritten Ballet, with music by Norman Reintamm.  This is a rare open-to-the-public performance for YOU dance, which usually performs only for school groups.

Venue: P.C. Ho Theatre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. East, Scarborough
Tchaikovsky, “Polonaise” from Act III of The Sleeping Beauty
Prokofiev, “Balcony Scene” from Romeo and Juliet
Featuring the YOU dance artists of the NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA performing:
Tchaikovsky, “Wedding Pas de Deux” from The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky, “White Swan” from Act II of Swan Lake
Mendelssohn, “Scherzo” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
         World Premiere of NORMAN REINTAMM’s An Untitled Ballet

World Premiere of Five Tableaux from Khosro and Shirin by Iranian-Canadian Composers   of Toronto (ICOT):  KEYAN EMAMI, POUYA HAMIDI, MAZIAR HEIDARI, AFARIN MANSOURI, SAMAN SHAHI 

REGULAR SEATING
Adults $32
Seniors and Students $27
Children under 12 are free.


PREMIUM SEATING
Adults $52
Seniors and Students $42
Children under 12 are free.

PURCHASE TICKETS:
Call to order your tickets:  Box Office 416-879-5566

PC Ho Balcony Seating
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30%+ discounts on National Ballet of Canada R&J



The National Ballet of Canada has added four performances of Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo and Juliet (music by Prokofiev) to its June schedule, and is offering great discounts off the regular single ticket price for these performances in all sections of the theatre other than Ring 5 (where tickets are already inexpensive). Dates are:
Friday June 20 @ 730 pm
Saturday June 21 @ 2 pm
Saturday June 21 @ 730 pm
Sunday June 22 @ 2 pm

*prices subject to change.

Romeo and Juliet

June 20 - 22, 2014 Buy Tickets

Section
Adult
Orchestra 1.1

$184 125
Orchestra 1.2

$158
115
Orchestra 1.3

$128
115
Grand Ring

$244
160
Ring 3

$148
100
Ring 4

$107
68





You can save a little more by buying a two-ticket combo for both Cinderella and Romeo:


Choose one performance of Cinderella and one performance of Romeo and Juliet to create your own Summer Love package.
 Summer Love Calendar
SectionPrice
Orchestra 1.1$300
Orchestra 1.2$260
Orchestra 1.3$230
Grand Ring$380
Ring 3$230
Ring 4$160
Ring 5.1$90

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Paris Opera Ballet Paquita in Montreal

I already have a lot of people expressing an interest in a Tours en l'air trip to Montreal in October (the weekend after Canadian Thanksgiving) to see Paris Opera Ballet perform their full-length Paquita (including the third-act Petipa grand pas that most balletomanes are very familiar with). I will be putting together a package in late May, most likely as follows:

Friday October 17: Arrive Montreal, check in to hotel, optional evening performance of Paquita
Saturday October 18: Welcome dinner, Evening performance of Paquita
Sunday October 19: Check out of hotel.

In addition, I will try to arrange some sort of backstage event.

The package will include hotel, ballet tickets, and dinner and whatever other event I manage to arrange.

Travel is arranged separately, so you can come to Montreal from anywhere in the world and join in this trip.
We will look at arranging some sort of group transportation from Toronto for those who wish it.
You can extend your stay by arriving earlier or departing later. Montreal is a beautiful city, and you may want to take advantage of being in Quebec for a side trip to historic Quebec City, three hours away by train or (hourly) bus. In mid-October the fall foliage should be spectacular.

Because of the high level of interest, I suspect this trip will sell out, so to be sure to be updated as soon as the trip is launched, please email me at toursenlair@gmail.com to be added to the email list, even if you are only tentatively interested at this point. This does not commit you to anything.

I will be able to put a price on this trip only once the ballet tickets are released in late May.

Here's a two-minute clip of Agnes Letestu and Jose Martinez: http://youtu.be/20zvBvr7v4Y



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Friday, April 4, 2014

Ballet DVD giveaway: Ashton Patineurs, Scenes de ballet and more

It's finally spring, so I thought it appropriate for April's Tours en l'air Ballet DVD giveaway to include Frederick Ashton's charming "Voices of Spring" pas de deux. Also on this DVD: Les Patineurs (with Steven McRae and Sarah Lamb), Scènes de Ballet (with Miyako Yoshida and Ivan Putrov), Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan (with Tamara Rojo), Sleeping Beauty Awakening pas de deux (with Darcey Bussell and Jonathan Cope), Thais Pas de Deux and more, including backstage rehearsal video and interviews about Les Patineurs.



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Royal Ballet Manon, Alice, Don Q casting Sept 14-Jan 15


Manon

                        

Manon                                         
Des Grieux      
Lescaut    
Lescaut's      Mistress
Friday 26 September 2014, 7.30pm                                                  
Marianela Nuñez
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
Saturday 27 September 2014, 12.30pm
Sarah Lamb
Rupert Pennefather
TBA
TBA
Tuesday 30 September 2014, 1pm
Francesca Hayward
Edward Watson
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 7.30pm
Laura Morera
Nehemiah Kish
TBA
TBA
Saturday 4 October 2014, 2pm
Roberta Marquez
Steven McRae
TBA
TBA
Saturday 4 October 2014, 7pm
Marianela Nuñez
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
Sunday 5 October 2014, 12 noon
Lauren Cuthbertson
Vadim Muntagirov
TBA
TBA
Tuesday 7 October 2014, 7.30pm
Natalia Osipova
Carlos Acosta
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 7.30pm
Roberta Marquez
Steven McRae
TBA
TBA
Thursday 9 October 2014, 7.30pm
Lauren Cuthbertson
Vadim Muntagirov
TBA
TBA
Friday 10 October 2014, 7.30pm
Sarah Lamb
Rupert Pennefather
TBA
TBA
Saturday 11 October 2014, 12.30pm
Laura Morera
Nehemiah Kish
TBA
TBA
Monday 13 October 2014, 7.30pm
Melissa Hamilton
Matthew Golding
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 15 October 2014, 7.30pm
Francesca Hayward
Edward Watson
TBA
TBA
Thursday 16 October 2014, 7.30pm
Marianela Nuñez
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
Saturday 25 October 2014, 7.30pm
Natalia Osipova
Carlos Acosta
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 29 October 2014, 7.30pm
Zenaida Yanowsky
Roberto Bolle
TBA
TBA
Saturday 1 November 2014, 7pm
Zenaida Yanowsky
Roberto Bolle
TBA
TBA




Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

                                                             

Alice         
Jack/The Knave of Hearts
Lewis Carroll/
The White Rabbit
Mother/
The Queen of Hearts
Magician/
The Mad Hatter
Saturday 6 December 2014, 7pm                        
Lauren Cuthbertson
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 10 December 2014, 7.30pm
Lauren Cuthbertson
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
TBA
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 7.30pm
Lauren Cuthbertson
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
TBA
Friday 19 December 2014, 2pm
Yuhui Choe
Nehemiah Kish
TBA
TBA
TBA
Friday 19 December 2014, 7.30pm
Sarah Lamb
Steven McRae
TBA
TBA
TBA
Monday 22 December 2014, 12.30pm
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Rupert Pennefather
TBA
TBA
TBA
Tuesday 23 December 2014, 1.30pm
Sarah Lamb
Steven McRae
TBA
TBA
TBA
Tuesday 23 December 2014, 7pm
Lauren Cuthbertson
Federico Bonelli
TBA
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 24 December 2014, 12 noon
Francesca Hayward
Vadim Muntagirov
TBA
TBA
TBA
Saturday 27 December 2014, 1.30pm
Yuhui Choe
Nehemiah Kish
TBA
TBA
TBA
Saturday 27 December 2014, 7pm
Sarah Lamb
Steven McRae
TBA
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 31 December 2014, 12 noon
Yuhui Choe
Nehemiah Kish
TBA
TBA
TBA
Wednesday 31 December 2014, 5pm
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Rupert Pennefather
TBA
TBA
TBA
Saturday 10 January 2015, 7pm
Yuhui Choe
Nehemiah Kish
TBA
TBA
TBA
Monday 12 January 2015, 7.30pm
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Rupert Pennefather
TBA
TBA
TBA
Thursday 15 January 2015, 7.30pm
Francesca Hayward
Vadim Muntagirov
TBA
TBA
TBA
Friday 16 January 2015, 7.30pm
Beatriz Stix-Brunell
Rupert Pennefather
TBA
TBA
TBA



Don Quixote

                                                       

Kitri                                        
Basilio                   
Tuesday 25 November 2014, 7.30pm
Marianela Nuñez
Carlos Acosta
Thursday 27 November 2014, 7.30pm
Roberta Marquez
Alexander Campbell
Friday 28 November 2014, 7.30pm
Marianela Nuñez
Carlos Acosta
Friday 12 December 2014, 7.30pm
Roberta Marquez
Alexander Campbell
Monday 15 December 2014, 7.30pm
Marianela Nuñez
Carlos Acosta
Saturday 20 December 2014, 1.30pm
Roberta Marquez
Alexander Campbell
Saturday 20 December 2014, 7pm
Natalia Osipova
Matthew Golding
Monday 29 December 2014, 7pm
Natalia Osipova
Matthew Golding
Tuesday 30 December 2014, 12.30pm
Akane Takada
Vadim Muntagirov
Saturday 3 January 2015, 1.30pm
Fumi Kaneko
Thiago Soares
Saturday 3 January 2015, 7pm
Akane Takada
Vadim Muntagirov
Monday 5 January 2015, 7.30pm
Natalia Osipova
Matthew Golding
Wednesday 7 January 2015, 7.30pm
Fumi Kaneko
Thiago Soares
Thursday 8 January 2015, 7.30pm
Sarah Lamb
Federico Bonelli
Wednesday 14 January 2015, 7.30pm
TBA
Steven McRae
Monday 19 January 2015, 7.30pm
TBA
Steven McRae
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 7.30pm
Sarah Lamb
Federico Bonelli
Thursday 22 January 2015, 7.30pm
TBA
Steven McRae

All casting subject to change. All performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London. Tickets on sale to the general public July 15.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Documentary about NYCB dancer choreographer Justin Peck premieres April 19

BALLET 422 premieres at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on April 19th.

Sneak Peek at the Soho Apple Store - Saturday April 5th, 3:00pm

Director Jody Lee Lipes joins a panel with four other TFF directors at the Tribeca Film Festival Sneak Peak, an annual event featuring never-before-seen clips and conversation with directors of the most highly anticipated premieres.

Screening Schedule and Tickets Click HERE to access the Tribeca Film Guide and see the full BALLET 422 screening schedule.

Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck’s creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution. Ballet 422 is a powerful celebration of the skill and endurance of Peck and his fellow NYCB dancers—as well as those who remain hidden in the wings. -Liza Domnitz

Director: Jody Lee Lipes
Producer: Anna Rose Holmer, Ellen Bar
Editor: Saela Davis
Associate Producer: Lauren Clifford
Cinematographer: Jody Lee Lipes, Nick Bentgen
Sound Designer: Mark Henry Phillips
Cast: New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar

Tickets go on sale for American Express card holders on April 8th at 11:00am
Tickets go on sale for downtown residents on April 13th at 11:00am
Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 14th at 11:00am
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Best of Ballet course this fall

There are still some spots available for my very popular ballet appreciation course this fall in Etobicoke. Only $35 for 8 lectures, an AMAZING deal.  Wednesday mornings, 10 to noon.

BEST OF BALLET

Not sure you like ballet? You will like ballet if you like . . .
Art. Ballet is like a beautiful painting or sculpture – in motion.
Music. Ballet is performed to everything from Bach to Broadway.
Drama. Ballet’s stories, heart-rending or funny, will move you deeply and entertain you.
Sports. Ballet offers some of the most exciting athleticism there is.
Sex. Beautiful people with beautiful bodies – a sensual experience.
Beauty. Ballet transports you out of the everyday into a magical, poetic realm.
Everything you like – all in one package
Ballet: What’s NOT to like?
If your experience of ballet begins and ends with Nutcracker, you will be surprised and elated to discover how rich, varied, exciting, accessible, and downright enjoyable ballet is. Find out what you've been missing.


 October 22 – Women in White: French Romantic Ballet (Giselle, La Sylphide)
Nineteenth-century Romanticism and its obsessions – emotion, the supernatural, the individual, an idealized view of women – have left their mark on ballet to this day.
October 29 – Jumping for Joy: Danish Ballet (Napoli, La Sylphide)
Denmark owes its own particularly ebullient style of ballet to its great 19th-century choreographer August Bournonville.
November 5 – Impressing the Tsar: The Grand Imperial Russian Style (The Sleeping Beauty)
When you think “ballet”, you see a regal-looking ballerina in a short tutu performing feats of virtuosity, and you owe that vision to Marius Petipa and his late-19th-century ballets
November 12 – Swans and Sugarplums (Swan Lake, Nutcracker)
The collaboration between Tchaikovsky and the choreographers of the Russian Imperial Court takes ballet to new heights as a serious art form.
November 19 – Seeing the Music and Hearing the Dance (Jewels)
The great 20th-century Russian-American choreographer George Balanchine creates a new, plotless style of “neo-classical” ballet in which the dance serves great music, and reinvents ballet as a vigorous, athletic, North American art form.
November 26 – English Charm (La Fille mal gardee)
Frederick Ashton puts an indelibly English stamp on a French-Italian-Russian art form in ballets that celebrate love and warm the cockles of the viewer’s heart.
December 3 – Freeing the Women to be Women and the Men to be Men (Onegin)
John Cranko liberates ballet from storylines dependent on fairy tales and disembodied spirits by focusing on human dramas.
December 10 – The Dark Night of the Soul (Mayerling, Manon)
The 20th-century British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan pushes ballet in new directions, exploring its ability, like all great art forms, to portray the darker side of the human condition, in ballets renowned for their heart-wrenching duets.

 Registration Fee: $35.00 per person, per series.
How to register: http://www.learningunlimitedetobicoke.com/how-to-register/
Each person enrolling must, or become, a member of Fairfield Seniors’ Centre 

Fairfield Seniors' Centre

located at 80 Lothian Avenue, near Islington Subway station.

Click here for directions.


For more information, please contact us at
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Royal Ballet live broadcasts 2014-15

The Royal Ballet has announced that the following performances will have a live cinema relay (dates may be different in the US and Canada):

Manon October 16, 2014
Cast:
Manon Marianela Nuñez
Des Grieux Federico Bonelli

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland December 16, 2014
Swan Lake 17 March, 2015
La Fille mal Gardée 5 May, 2015

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