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.
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Balanchine festival in New York Fall 2018



Eight of the World’s Greatest Ballet Companies
Six Distinct Programs
An Unprecedented Event

In 1948 George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein founded New York City Ballet at City Center, New York. It was here that Balanchine continued to develop his definitive style, which remains at the pinnacle of modern ballet. Many of Balanchine’s iconic ballets from that time had premieres at this historic theater. The thirteen different pieces chosen for this unprecedented international tribute will be performed by eight of the world’s greatest ballet companies, accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Balanchine: The City Center Years will feature performances by American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.

The six performances are complemented by two special Studio 5 programs on October 25 and 29, and a special archival exhibition at City Center.
Balanchine: The City Center Years is part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.


Schedule

Program I—Wed Oct 31 at 8pm

Miami City Ballet Serenade (Tschaikovsky)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
The Royal Ballet Tarantella (Gottschalk)
New York City Ballet Symphony in C (Bizet)

Program II—Thu Nov 1 at 8pm

The Mariinsky Ballet Apollo (Stravinsky)
New York City Ballet Concerto Borocco (Bach)
The Royal Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
San Francisco Ballet Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart)

Program III—Fri Nov 2 at 8pm

San Francisco Ballet Scotch Symphony (Mendelssohn)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
Paris Opera Ballet Divertissement Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)

Program IV—Sat Nov 3 at 2pm

Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)
Miami City Ballet Pas de Trois (Glinka) (Glinka)
Paris Opera Ballet Pas de Deux from Agon (Stravinsky)
San Francisco Ballet Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart)

Program V—Sat, Nov 3 at 8pm

The Mariinsky Ballet Apollo (Stravinsky)
The Royal Ballet Tarantella (Gottschalk)
Paris Opera Ballet Pas de Deux from Agon (Stravinsky)
American Ballet Theatre Symphonie Concertante (Mozart)

Program VI—Sun Nov 4 at 3pm

Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)
Paris Opera Ballet Divertissement Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
American Ballet Theatre Symphonie Concertante (Mozart)


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Katherine Barber
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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays 2019 Season


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Presented in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel
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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays 2019 Season


Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
small-group packages include
premium ballet tickets, accommodation,
some meals, sightseeing, and special behind-the-scenes ballet experiences.
Happy ballet lovers have enjoyed 37 such holidays in the last eight years.


Contact Katherine Barber
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phone 416-693-4496
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BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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February 13 – 16, 2019

(BOOKING SOON,

SIGNUP DEADLINE MID-AUGUST!)

Phoenix

Ballet Arizona

Firebird (Andersen, world premiere),

La Sylphide (Bournonville)

optional pre-extension:

February 11 - 13

overnight trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon
optional add-on:

February 16–18 San Francisco (see below)


Photo by Umer Sayyam on Unsplash


February 16 – 18, 2019

San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet
Divertimento #15 (Balanchine), Appassionata (Millepied),

Anima Animus (Dawson)
Snowblind (Marston), Etudes (Lander),

The Fifth Season (Tomasson)






Photo by Tiago Fioreze on Unsplash


March 16 - 24

Amsterdam and Berlin

day trip to Liège, Belgium

Dutch National Ballet
Swan Lake

Les Hivernales de la Danse gala in Liège

Berlin State Ballet
Onegin (Cranko)

La Sylphide, Napoli Act 3 (Bournonville)



April 6 - 10

Washington, DC

New York City Ballet

Composer's Holiday (Reisen), Kammermusik No. 2, Symphony in C (both Balanchine)
Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins) Something to Dance About (Carlyle),
In the Night (Robbins), Easy (Peck)

Mariinsky Ballet

Le Corsaire



April 10 – 21, 2019

Munich and Vienna

day trip to Salzburg

Bavarian State Ballet
Onegin (Cranko)

Jewels (Balanchine)

The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)

Spartacus (Grigorovich)

The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko)

Vienna State Ballet

Trois Gnossiennes, Solo (both van Manen), Artifact Suite (Forsythe),

Symphony of Psalms (Kylian)

Le Pavillon d'Armide, Le Sacre (Neumeier)

Photo by Hannes Ri on Unsplash


May 22 – 25, 2019

New York

New York City Ballet

Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), Stars and Stripes (Balanchine)

Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3 (both Balanchine)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Sonatine, Le Tombeau de Couperin,

Scotch Symphony (all Balanchine)

Slaughter on 10th Avenue,Tarantella, Stars and Stripes (all Balanchine),

The Times are Racing (Peck)

American Ballet Theatre

TBA



Photo by Luca Micheli on Unsplash


June 10 – 21, 2019

London

Royal Ballet

Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan)

A Month in the Country (Ashton), Firebird (Fokine), Symphony in C (Balanchine)

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Hobson's Choice (Bintley)

Lyric Pieces (Lang), New Veldman, Petra and the Wolf (Brill)

English National Ballet
Cinderella (performed in the round at Royal Albert Hall) (Wheeldon)

possible other performances TBA







Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, Photo by Guillaume Flandre on Unsplash


June 21 – July 2, 2019

Toulouse and Bordeaux

day trips to Carcassonne, St-Emilion, the prehistoric caves of Pech-Merle,

and more

Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse

Kiki La Rose (Kelemenis), Faun (Dawson), Vaslav (Neumeier), Petrushka (Celis)

Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux

Notre-Dame de Paris (Petit)



July 19 – 29, 2019

Stuttgart

day trips to Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Ludwigsburg, and more

Stuttgart Ballet

Mayerling (MacMillan)

One of a Kind (Kylian) 

The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)

Kaash (Khan), Out of Breath (Inger),  Hikarizatto (Galili)

Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)

Concerto for Flute and Harp (Cranko), Kingdom of the Shades from 

La Bayadere (Makarova after Petipa), Symphony in C (Balanchine)

Stuttgart Ballet School Gala



LAND-ONLY PACKAGES allow 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 assist you with

flight arrangements.

Typically our groups, which vary in size from 10 to 30 participants,

are constituted of about half

returning clients (many of whom have gone on several Tours en l'air trips) and

half new clients.

Guaranteed single-occupancy accommodation available on payment of single supplement

Travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another.





You may use RBC reward points or

RBC certificates towards the purchase of any or all components of the trips



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fall for Dance North 2018 - program announced

https://youtu.be/qDzMPMzs08o


All tickets $15 plus service charges. TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 14. 
https://www.ffdnorth.com/


MAINSTAGE at SONY CENTRE
PROGRAM 1
October 3rd (official festival opening) & 4th at 7:30pm

Red Sky Performance (Toronto, Canada) with Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
a special edition of Adizokan
Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montréal, Canada)
Solos and Duets (excerpts) by Marie Chouinard
Los Hijos Del Director/George Céspedes (Cuba)
La Tribulación de Anaximandro (Hombre, Arche, Apeiron) (excerpts)
Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa)
A Breakin' Convention production
Seven


PROGRAM 2
October 5th at 7:30pm & October 6th at 2:00pm
Introdans (The Netherlands) with musicians from The Glenn Gould School
Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Songs Of A Wayfarer), by Jiří Kylián
Obeah Opera 2019 (Toronto, Canada)
A Nicole Brooks vision (music & libretto) with choreography by Anthony 'Prime' Guerra
The National Ballet of Canada (Toronto, Canada) with The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
Paz de la Jolla, by Justin Peck
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI (France)
What the Day Owes to the Night (excerpts)

FFDN at RYERSON THEATRE
PROGRAM 3
October 2nd & 4th at 7:30pm
La Otra Orilla (Montreal, Canada)
RITE / a flamenco ceremony by Myriam Allard
Introdans (The Netherlands)
Canto Ostinato, by Lucinda Childs
Anne Plamondon + Emma Portner (Canada/USA)
Counter Cantor (Working Title)
Festival commission
Ballet Kelowna (Kelowna, Canada)
MAMBO, by Alysa Pires

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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ticket giveaway for National Ballet of Canada Frame by Frame


https://youtu.be/7ZAUrfhHnx8

I have one excellent front orchestra seat (value $190) to give away for the Wednesday 6 June performance of the ballet event of the season in Toronto. To enter, send an email with the subject line MCLAREN. Contest closes Monday 28 May at noon.

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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647

Casting Bolshoi Coppelia cinemacast June 10


https://youtu.be/8Sb7gp98wAc
Swanilda Margarita Shrainer

Frantz Artem Ovcharenko

Coppelius Alexei Loparevich

Friends to Swanilda Daria Bochkova
Antonina Chapkina
Anastasia Denisova
Elizaveta Kruteleva
Daria Lovtsova
Svetlana Pavlova
Eleonora Sevenard
Yulia Skvortsova

Lord of the Manor Alexander Fadeyechev

Burgomaster Yuri Ostrovsky

Mazurka Ekaterina Besedina
Oxana Sharova
Dmitry Ekaterinin
Alexander Vodopetov

Czardas Kristina Karasyova
Vitaly Biktimirov

L'Aurore (Dawn) Anastasia Denisova

La Priere (Prayer) Antonina Chapkina

Le Travail (Work) Daria Bochkova

Xenia Averina
Maria Mishina
Stanislava Postnova
Tatiana Tiliguzova

Folie (Folly) Elizaveta Kruteleva


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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647